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January 11, 2018 10:01 PM

Super Bowl: Biggest Day For Human Trafficking

Super Bowl volunteers from across the country, including here in KELOLAND, are being trained on some serious topics, such as human trafficking.

The big game is the biggest day of the year for the fastest-growing crime in the world.

"Unfortunately, that is something that goes along with large events. It's something that we have been talking about from the beginning," Vice President of Communications for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Andrea Mokros said.

Mokros is helping volunteers recognize the signs of human trafficking.

"We are training hospitality workers around the city as well. We're meeting with folks who work in hotels, taxis or Ubers and other places where people come into contact with visitors," Mokros said.

During last year's Super Bowl in Houston, Texas, police rescued almost 80 people from human trafficking.

"One of the issues we want to communicate is this isn't just a problem that comes with large events, which it does, but it is a problem in the community 365 days a year," Mokros said.

365 days a year with a big emphasis on one big game day.

Stay tuned to KELOLAND News for continuing coverage of Super Bowl preps.

We're going to have a news crew in Minneapolis for the entire week before the big game.

KELOLAND's Travis Fossing will also be at the Vikings' game this Sunday.

You can catch live reports on KELOLAND Weekend News.

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