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Colin Skinner led a presentation Tuesday at the Bemidji Public Library as he discussed the trips he has made in support of hospice care. In 1988, Skinner walked 6,052 miles in 11 months through Great Britain, Canada and the United States. He now is repeating that journey. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Walking for hospice: Man makes second cross-country journey

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After walking more than 6,000 miles through Britain, Canada and the United States, Colin Skinner had not expected to repeat the journey.


But then his mother, Monica Pickford, 59, died of pancreatic cancer in 2003.

"It sort of reminded me why I did it before," Skinner said.

Her death prompted him to consider a second trek.

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