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Steve Fugate passed through Willmar Monday on his eighth walk across the U.S. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)

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WILLMAR — Steve Fugate’s travels have taken him a little over 37,000 miles — all on foot.

He walked through Willmar on Monday, swinging his two trekking poles as he headed down South First Street.


He pulled a trailer attached to a harness on his back.

Two poles extend from the harness to hold a sign above his head.

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Gary Miller

Born and attended public schools in Willmar, Minn. Served 20 years in U.S. Navy as a photojournalist. Worked at West Central Tribune since retiring from the Navy in 1994.

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