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A first-ever "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" event took place in Alexandria Tuesday. Men squeezed their toes into women's shoes to help increase awareness of gender violence. (Photo by Lowell Anderson)

Stepping out for a good cause

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More than 85 people, including many men walking gingerly on high heels, took to the streets of Alexandria Tuesday night in a new communitywide effort against sexual assault.

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Someplace Safe of Douglas County organized the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: Men's March to End Sexual Assault and Gender Violence."

It partnered with the Lakes Area Professional Women and LifeSTAGE Wealth Management Group, LLC, to present the event as part of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month,

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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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