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The primary definition of harass, according to Merriam-Webster's, is "to annoy persistently." Webster's defines bully as "to treat abusively." Harassment is illegal. Bullying in the workplace is not prohibited by law.


"We don't use the word 'bully' as we grow up. We think it's a kid thing," said Susie Trexler, a Someplace Safe advocate in Alexandria.

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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