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FNS Photo by Eric Hylden Linda Walker lives alone now in the house by Clamshell Lake near Pequot Lakes, Minn., still committed to lobbying and speaking out so that other young women aren’t victims of violence as was her daughter, Dru Sjodin.

Keeping a promise to Dru: 10 years after UND student’s murder, her mom and others remember

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PEQUOT LAKES, Minn. — Linda Walker lives alone now in her house on the shore of Clamshell Lake, with Izzy, a Black Lab-Golden Retriever mix.

It’s been 10 years since her daughter, Dru Sjodin, was abducted from the parking lot of Grand Forks’ Columbia Mall by convicted sex offender Alfonso Rodriguez, assaulted and killed.

Walker’s life has changed, of course, in ways she couldn’t control but perhaps more important, in ways she is directing.

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