Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at email@example.com or (701) 580-6890.
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WILLISTON, N.D. – A man charged with human trafficking in Williston pleaded not guilty to the charges Friday as his attorney argued there is no evidence linking him to the...
A Milwaukee man pleaded guilty Thursday to enticing two women to travel to North Dakota to work as prostitutes. Levell Lee Durr, 32, pleaded guilty to a charge of coercion and enticement in U.S. District Court. A plea agreement calls for Durr to serve one year, nine months in prison. He will be sentenced in January.
Police here arrested 10 men over the weekend for solicitation of prostitution during an undercover sting. Minot Police Capt. Dan Strandberg said the 8½-hour operation on Friday resulted in the most arrests the department has made during a prostitution sting. Undercover officers posted two online ads and the men were arrested after arriving at Noble Inn in Minot, which cooperated with the operation.
BISMARCK – A man and woman face eight federal charges for allegedly enticing women from California to work in brothels in North Dakota’s Oil Patch, according to court documents made...
WASHINGTON – North Dakota and South Dakota have the nation’s weakest laws on human trafficking, according to a set of ratings released Wednesday by a nonprofit organization fighting modern-day slavery...
Fighting drug trafficking in the Bakken requires more than two-week stints from federal agents, Oil Patch police chiefs and sheriffs said here Wednesday. Western North Dakota law enforcement joined Sen. John Hoeven and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem in urging federal agencies to establish a permanent presence in Williston. The Federal Bureau of Investigation sends agents to western North Dakota on a temporary basis, but local sheriffs and police chiefs said they typically stay for two-week assignments.
Health care workers who are on the front lines to detect human trafficking met in Sioux Falls Tuesday learn how to identify potential victims.
A judge here set bond at $2 million Friday for a 38-year-old man charged with human trafficking and several other offenses for allegedly forcing women to engage in sexual conduct.
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will tour Dakota Gasification in Beulah and oil and gas sites in Tioga while visiting North Dakota next week, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp announced Thursday.
Drug trafficking in the Bakken is highlighted in the National Drug Control Strategy released Wednesday by the White House drug czar. The 102-page document includes several mentions of North Dakota and Montana, including about a page dedicated to the need for agencies to collaborate in response to a “burgeoning threat” in the Bakken.