Group remembers murder victims across the state and the nation

By KBJR News 1

Group remembers murder victims across the state and the nation

September 26, 2013 Updated Sep 26, 2013 at 8:15 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --People rang the bell in Lakeplace Park in Duluth on Thursday in remembrance of murder victims throughout the state and the nation.

Members of the Northland Chapter "Brady Campaign" and "Protect Minnesota" rang the bell in honor of the six people shot and killed at the Accent Signage Company in Minneapolis one year ago.

Wednesday was also National Homicide Victims Remembrance Day.

Mayor Don Ness and St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin were at the event outlining the importance of talking about gun violence.

"All of the speakers touched on one theme, and that is, what we are doing now is not working and we do have to make some changes, and by changes I don't mean what some people think we are about...and that is taking away our guns. By changes I mean changing our culture changing our conversation," said Joan Peterson, co-president of the Northland Chapter Brady Campaign and Protect Min.

Leaders of the chapter say their goal is to get people to work together to save lives.

Posted to the web by Kati Anderson.
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