WOODBURY, Minn.—Students at Stillwater Area High School greeted Ruth Cherinet with stares when she walked into a classroom for the first time two years ago. Cherinet moved from school to school throughout the east metro for various reasons. She knew how it felt to be the new kid at school. But it was different at Stillwater. The daughter of Ethiopian immigrants, Cherinet was among the school's few students of color, who comprised just under 8 percent of the student body at the time.
WOODBURY, Minn. — Two people arrested this week ran a large-scale prostitution and trafficking operation offering commercial sex services into than a dozen states, according to prosecutors in western Minnesota’s Washington County.