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Carrie Buddy, executive director of Safe Avenues in Willmar, says a big part of the county’s plan to prevent domestic violence involves residents in the community “taking a stand” and making a verbal declaration that domestic violence “is not tolerated.” Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Taking a public stand against domestic violence

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WILLMAR — The number of Minnesotans murdered so far this year in domestic violence-related crimes already far surpasses the total number from last year.


By September there had been 34 people — mostly women — killed at the hands of spouses, current and former intimate partners or others from a domestic relationship.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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