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Participants walked along Broadway in Alexandria during the annual Taking Steps Against Domestic Violence Walk on Tuesday. (Echo Press photo by Lowell Anderson)

When home hurts: Domestic violence awareness in Alexandria

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A step in the right direction, and another, and another. Citizens, victims and survivors of domestic violence led the sixth annual Taking Steps Against Domestic Violence walk through Alexandria on Tuesday to raise awareness of the crime.


Event organizers said it may have been a record turn-out with an estimated 300 participants. Domestic violence advocate and survivor Connie Nelson spoke following Tuesday's walk.

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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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