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Human trafficking presentation at St. Joes

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Most of us would like to believe that slavery in the United States ended with the Civil War more than 100 years ago. However, the cold hard truth is that human trafficking is still alive and well even here in Minnesota. In fact, according to the FBI, Minnesota ranks in the top 13 states for human trafficking.


"People are not aware that it's here.... It definitely is," said Shirley Rowley, pastoral minister at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

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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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