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Operation Cross Country XI

The 11th iteration of Operation Cross Country, the FBI’s annual law enforcement action focused on recovering underage victims of prostitution, concluded with the recovery of 84 sexually exploited juveniles.

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Counties covered: Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti, McLeod, Scott, and Wright

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Minneapolis Special Agent in Charge Richard T. Thornton

Richard T. Thornton

Assistant Special Agents in Charge

  • Robert C. Perry
  • Joseph M. River
  • Ann M. Saunders
  • D. Joseph Weir

Acting Chief Division Counsel and Media Coordinator
Jeffrey K. Van Nest

Acting Associate Division Counsel
Craig R. Lisher

Resident Agencies

Along with our main office in Minneapolis, we have 14 satellite offices, known as resident agencies, in the area.

  • Bemidji, MN
    • Counties covered: Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Hubbard, Koochiching, Lake of the Wood, Mahnomen, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau, and Wadena
  • Duluth, MN
    • Counties covered: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Kanabec, Lake, Pine, and St. Louis
  • Mankato, MN
    • Counties covered: Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lac qui Parle, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rice, Rock, Sibley, Waseca, Watonwan, and Yellow Medicine
  • Rochester, MN
    • Counties covered: Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona
  • Saint Cloud, MN
    • Counties covered: Benton, Big Stone, Chippewa, Crow Wing, Douglas, Grant, Kandiyohi, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Pope, Sherburne, Stearns, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Traverse, and Wilkin
  • Saint Paul, MN
    • Counties covered: Dakota, Ramsey, and Washington
  • Bismarck, ND
    • Counties covered: Adams, Billings, Bowman, Burleigh, Dunn, Emmons, Golden Valley, Grant, Hettinger, Kidder, Mercer, Morton, Oliver, Sioux, Slope, and Stark
  • Fargo, ND
    • Counties covered: Barnes, Cass, Clay (Minnesota), Dickey, Foster, Griggs, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, Norman (Minnesota), Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Steele, Stutsman, and Traill
  • Grand Forks, ND
    • Counties covered: Benson, Cavalier, Eddy, Grand Forks, Kittson (Minnesota), Marshall (Minnesota), Nelson, Pembina, Polk (Minnesota), Ramsey, Towner, and Walsh
  • Minot, ND
    • Counties covered: Bottineau, McHenry, McLean, Mountrail, Pierce, Renville, Rolette, Sheridan, Ward, and Wells
  • Williston, ND
    • Counties covered: Burke, Divide, McKenzie, Williams
  • Aberdeen, SD
    • Counties covered: Beadle, Brown, Campbell, Clark, Codington, Corson, Day, Deuel, Edmunds, Faulk, Grant, Hamlin, Marshall, McPherson, Potter, Roberts, Spink, and Walworth
  • Pierre, SD
    • Counties covered: Brule, Buffalo, Dewey, Gregory, Haakon, Hand, Hughes, Hyde, Jerauld, Jones, Lyman, Mellette, Stanley, Sully, Todd, Tripp, and Ziebach
  • Rapid City, SD
    • Counties covered: Bennett, Butte, Custer, Fall River, Harding, Jackson, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington, Perkins, and Shannon
  • Sioux Falls, SD
    • Counties covered: Aurora, Bon Homme, Brookings, Charles Mix, Clay, Davison, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson, Kingsbury, Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Miner, Minnehaha, Moody, Sanborn, Turner, Union, and Yankton