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Photos: Duluth vigil pays tribute to Sheila St. Clair, missing 6 years

Advocates and police used the vigil to ask for the public’s help in finding a Duluth woman who's been missing more than six years.

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Missing Indigenous women advocate Jessica Smith holds up a picture of Sheila St. Clair, 48, who was last seen in Duluth on Aug. 20, 2015, during the annual vigil seeking information on her fate in front of Duluth City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Standing behind Smith is Native Lives Matter Coalition founder Rene Ann Goodrich and Shawn Carr of Idle No More. Red dresses on a clothesline represent missing and murdered Indigenous women. Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
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Native Lives Matter Coalition founder Rene Ann Goodrich talks with Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken following the vigil for Sheila St. Clair on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. During the vigil, Tusken announced that his department is securing funding to offer a reward for information on St. Clair, who has been missing for more than six years. Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune

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Lisa Ronnquist takes red dresses from a clothesline following the Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, vigil for the missing Sheila St. Clair. The dresses, red for the color of blood, represent missing and murdered Indigenous women. The city is lighting Enger Tower with red light for the next week to pay tribute to missing and murdered Indigenous women and to recognize the issue of sex trafficking in the Twin Ports. Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune

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Steve Kuchera has worked in daily newspapers since 1989 and at the Duluth News Tribune since 1993. He has a master of arts degree in visual communications from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism. You can reach him at skuchera@duluthnews.com.
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