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Freedom Weekend shines light on human trafficking

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It's hard to believe, but here in Minnesota people are bought and sold. They work as prostitutes or as migrant, domestic or factory workers with little or no pay. They are our neighbors, friends and in some case even our children.


According to the FBI, Minneapolis ranks 13 in the nation for high incidence for recruitment of minors into prostitution. That fact and other reasons led Ashley Stevens to get involved in anti-trafficking efforts.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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