human trafficking

Human trafficking charges filed in North Dakota prostitution investigation

BISMARCK, N.D. – Two of the three people charged with facilitating prostitution following a raid on spas in Bismarck and Dickinson are facing additional charges of human trafficking. Sixty-five-year-old Lance Jacobson and 56-year-old Jiang Jennings were charged with sexual servitude and human trafficking felonies. Jacobson and Jennings were earlier charged with facilitating prostitution after an investigation that led to a…

Experts give hospitality workers warning signs to combat human trafficking

Human trafficking crimes often take place in hotels.

FARGO, N.D. — According to authorities, sex trafficking is the second largest crime economy in the country. The dangerous incidents often take place in hotels. “We get the majority of our tips from the hospitality industry,” said West Fargo police Detective Derek Werner. “If it is somebody from out of town, if it is a runaway, runaways are going to…

Casey’s General Stores Raising Awareness about Human Trafficking

The chains thousands of employees will undergo special training.

Des Moines/Ankeny, IA (KFGO) – Casey’s General Stores and Kum & Go are joining with Convenience Stores Against Trafficking (CSAT) are working to raise awareness about human trafficking. The chains thousands of employees will undergo special training. The stores will also place stickers in restrooms with information for victims to call or text to reach the National Human Trafficking hotline….

NDSU Holds Human Trafficking Prevention Workshop to Teach People About Warning Signs

Human trafficking can happen anywhere from small towns to big cities

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a topic that hits closer to home than you may think. The Sexual Assault Prevention team at NDSU held a human trafficking workshop to teach people about the warning signs. One of the key points presenters wanted to drive home is human traffickers aren’t necessarily scary–looking people. They can be people you see in everyday life. There…

LIVE: Event To Help Trafficking Victims Rescheduled

"Purses For A Purpose" Rescheduled For March 7th

  Mother Nature got in the way the first time, but The Next Step ND isn’t letting her stop them. You can help a victim of human trafficking regain her independence with a purse. The group is hosting its rescheduled fundraiser, Purses for a Purpose, this week. The original event was postpones due to weather on February 7th. Emily Brooks…

Filling in the Cracks of Modern Day Slavery: A Survivor’s Story and the Red Sand Project’s Solution

About 40.3 million people are human trafficking victims globally

FARGO, N.D. –It’s a silent industry in more than 100 countries and in all 50 states, ruining lives and shattering families. In our lead story, KVRR’s Danielle Church tells us how a small group is fighting this industry, and in the process, taking on a task as big as the world itself. Trauma blocks some of the details but the…

Red Sand Project Raises Awareness for Human Trafficking

The group invited people to fill cracks in the sidewalk with red sand

FARGO, N.D. — If you walk downtown, you’ll notice something different in the cracks of the sidewalks. NDSU started a local chapter of the Red Sand Project, which is a national organization raising awareness for human trafficking. They invited people walking along Broadway to fill the cracks of the sidewalks with red sand. Human trafficking affects more than 40 million people worldwide,…

NDSU Raises Awareness for Human Trafficking in the F-M Area

The Red Sand Project has people filling in cracks on sidewalks and roads with red sand to start the conversation about modern-day slavery

FARGO, N.D. – Students at NDSU are using The Red Sand Project to raise awareness for human trafficking in the F-M area. This international movement has people filling in cracks on sidewalks and roads with red sand to start the conversation about modern-day slavery. NDSU’s Red Sand Project is welcoming everyone to join them in filling empty cracks with red sand…

West Fargo Police Chief Heith Janke Lays Out Goals for the City

After showing up at West Fest and at block parties throughout the past few weeks, he met with senior citizens at Sheyenne Crossings

WEST FARGO, ND — New West Fargo Police Chief Heith Janke continues to meet the community by hosting Coffee with a Cop. After showing up at West Fest and at block parties throughout the past few weeks, he met with senior citizens at Sheyenne Crossings. He spoke about cases he had in past jobs like racially charged violence, corrupt politicians…

Minnesota Hits 50 Year Low in Crime Numbers

Other data collected includes crimes of aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft

  MINNESOTA — The crime rate in Minnesota has dropped to the lowest level in 50 years. The BCA released a report that states overall, crimes of homicide, rape, robbery, arson and human trafficking are occurring only half as much as they did through the late 80s and 90s. Other data collected includes crimes of aggravated assault, burglary and motor…