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Domestic-Violence Victim Shoots, Kills Assaulter

Pope County authorities say an apparent victim of domestic violence shot and killed a man who allegedly assaulted her for more than five hours and repeatedly threatened to kill her.

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For Domestic Violence Victims, Promise in GPS

Authorities say a program that uses GPS to monitor alleged domestic violence offenders shows some promise.

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Student's participate in the "In Her Shoes" event about domestic violence. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Student's participate in the "In Her Shoes" event about domestic violence. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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‘In Her Shoes’ Event Brings Awareness of Domestic Violence to St. Cloud State University [VIDEO]

October marks Domestic Violence Awareness month, and the Women's Center at St. Cloud State University is teaching students about the issue.

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23rd Annual Take Back the Night Event. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
23rd Annual Take Back the Night Event. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Annual ‘Take Back the Night’ Event Helps Bring Awareness About Domestic Violence [AUDIO,PHOTOS]

Barden Park was buzzing with people at the 23rd annual Take Back the Night event last (Thursday) night. Take Back the Night is a national event honoring victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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Groups Seek More Funds to Avert Domestic Violence

The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women is seeking more money to prevent domestic violence. Liz Richards, the coalition's executive director, says the group is seeking an additional $1.5 million a year for advocacy services.

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Domestic Homicides Decline in Minnesota

Fewer Minnesotans died as the result of domestic violence in 2012. An annual report from the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women says 18 people were killed in domestic violence situations last year, the lowest number since 1991.

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St. Cloud Library Hosts Domestic Violence Awareness

The Stearns County Domestic Violence Partnership hosted Domestic Violence - Through A Child's Eyes (yesterday) afternoon.

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Domestic Violence Partnership Talks with Senator Klobuchar [AUDIO]

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar learned more about the Stearns County Domestic Violence Partnership today (Wednesday). The county established the partnership in 2008 to improve public safety.

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34 Deaths in Minnesota Due to Domestic Violence

A new report shows 34 people killed in Minnesota in 2011 died as the result of domestic violence.

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At Least 28 Domestic Violence Victims In 2010

A new report says at least 28 people died in Minnesota last year as the result of domestic violence. The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women says 67 percent of the homicides happened after victims had left, or were attempting to leave their abuser.

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