Minnesota State University, Mankato wrapped up a 12–hour candlelight vigil today to raise awareness in regard domestic abuse. MSU's Community Engagement Office held it's first vigil in the Rasmussen Woods three years ago after a Mankato mother was shot and killed by her estranged husband in 2010. That incident occurred in the same wooded area as today's vigil. MSU Junior Dillion Petrowitz says, "It's important that students realize that it does exist in our neighborhood and any person you may walk by on a daily basis could be affected you don't know."
After the closing ceremony, volunteers took part in spring cleanup efforts throughout the woods.