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Rally shows support for beating victim


Justin Doerfler doesn’t know Willie Navy personally. 

What Doerfler does know, and what spurred him and may others into action Tuesday at a rally at the Crow Wing County Judicial Center, was that Navy, a 53-year-old Brainerd resident, was assaulted on Feb. 6 allegedly because of the color of his skin. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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