It was this sort of writing — passionate discussion of things individual writers cared deeply about — that marked the best of Pop Watch for me in 2007.
Many others requested anal sex and offered to pay extra for oral sex.• If you or someone you know is being sexually exploited or trafficked in Minnesota, call 1-866-223-1111, a crisis and resource line for local shelter and support services operated by Day One. Through the thin motel walls, another man was heard knocking next door.Officers in bullet-resistant vests watched from a hidden camera as the construction worker arrived. Tall and white-haired, the 66-year-old Lakeville man had left a business meeting and said he just wanted to “live out a fantasy.” Next, a 30-year-old Waseca man was arrested.Beyond making arrests, the southern Minnesota agencies are giving school programs on the dangers of social media and sexual exploitation, and investigating runaway reports for any link to exploitation.“You can’t arrest your way out of this,” Chadderdon said.
Looking back on my own writing this year, I found myself writing far too many obituaries — we lost too many talented people in 2007, and it’s tough to sum up the life’s work of an artist you admire in two or three paragraphs punched out on deadline — but I also found they led to some of my most passionate, and most warmly received items.