Local Groups, People Unite to Fight Sex Trafficking (Part three in the spotlight on sex trafficking)

(Originally published in the Pine County Courier February 2, 2018) Emilee Franklin Local groups, people unite to fight sex trafficking Part III in the spotlight on sex trafficking  Whether you first heard about it last week or have been hearing about it for years, sex trafficking affects everyone and our community is not exempt. According […]

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Sex Trafficking Facts May Be Surprising (Part Two in the Spotlight on Sex Trafficking)

Originally published in the Pine County Courier January 25, 2018 Emilee Franklin Sex trafficking facts may be surprising (Part two in the spotlight on sex trafficking) According to “Mapping the Demand: Sex Buyers in the State of Minnesota,” Executive Summary August 2017, by the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement […]

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Community United to Fight Sex Trafficking – (Part One in the Spotlight on Sex Trafficking)

(Originally published in the Pine County Courier January 18, 2018) Emilee Franklin Community United to Fight Sex Trafficking (Part one in Spotlight on Sex Trafficking) What do health and human services employees, Pine County Sheriff’s Department, Duluth Police Department, judges, school employees, students, survivors and concerned citizens all have in common? On January 10, they […]

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Musicians ARE Heroes

Originally printed in the Pine County Courier: June 22, 2017. Emilee Franklin Musicians ARE Heroes For people who don’t understand why others mourn the death of artists, you need to understand these people have been a shoulder to cry on. Our rock. They’ve been family, friends, leaders, teachers and role models. Many have taught us […]

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County Officials attempt to tackle underage drinking at community meeting in Hinckley

Originally Published in the Pine County Courier May 4, 2017. Emilee Franklin County Officials attempt to tackle underage drinking at community meeting in Hinckley On April 27, the Pine County Chemical Health Coalition hosted a community conversation around underage drinking at Hinckley-Finlayson Schools. A group of around 30 people gathered for the event which included […]

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