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Bill would boost efforts to fight sex trafficking
Worthington Minnesota 300 11th Street / P.O. Box 639 56187

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FARGO, N.D. — Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Heidi Heitkamp are gearing up to tackle child sex trafficking — a horrifying and growing concern for Fargo-Moorhead leaders.

Nationally, an estimated 100,000 children are forced into sex trafficking every year, according to the Polaris Project.

“This is another issue that … is surprisingly prevalent in the Midwest, and not just in the big metro areas but also in the rural areas of our states,” Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, said before a roundtable to discuss the issue in Fargo on Saturday.

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