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Supporters at last year's Domestic Violence Walk showed their support for the cause. (Echo Press file photo)

Shedding light on a dark problem: violence in the home

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It's time to turn the spotlight on a problem that's too often shrouded in secrecy and shame: domestic violence.

As part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Douglas County is joining thousands of communities across the nation in stopping the cycle of abuse.


It happens more often than people like to admit: One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, and an estimated 30 to 60 percent of the perpetrators also abuse children in the household.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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