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Walter Scott is pictured in 2005 talking with youth after a preview showing of “A Healing Walk” at Bemidji High School. “A Healing Walk” is a half-hour documentary inspired by the two-day Healing Walk held in support of the Red Lake Nation.

In memoriam: Community mourns Walt Scott, justice activist and volunteer

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BEMIDJI – Walter Scott, who helped establish the local Habitat for Humanity and spent his life fighting for social justice, died Tuesday at the age of 87.

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Scott, a retired minister with the United Church of Christ, once marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Ala., and joined the peace movement during the Nicaraguan Contra War in the 1980s.

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