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Published September 21, 2010, 11:14 AM

The 20th annual Take Back the Night rally

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - 36-people lost their lives to Domestic abuse in Minnesota and North Dakota in 2009. Tonight, hundreds hit the streets to honor, remember, and to take back the night.

The 20th annual "Take Back the Night" rally started at Oak Grove. People then walked around town to try and bring awareness to domestic abuse and violence and to remember those who have died. This is the first time all 4-local colleges have taken part in the rally.

The night shows that abuse affects everyone, women, children and men. A local group of guys is doing their part. The "Red River Men’s Network" is a group of men of all ages who join together and stand against domestic abuse.

They do fund raisers to support the Rape, Crisis and Abuse center throughout the year. Tonight, they donated their time serving up food to everyone who took part.

“It is great to see a lot of young guys turn out for this also, so I'm very impressed by the local colleges and Universities encouraging their students to come out and be a part of this.”

This is the second year the "Men’s Network" has helped at the rally.