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DJ Mary Lucia is returning to the air after a 7-month absence

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A familiar voice is returning to the Twin Cities' airwaves after nearly seven months of silence brought on by personal troubles.

Mary Lucia, a popular DJ at 89.3 The Current, will be back at the microphone Monday, Nov. 9, the station has announced.

This ends a leave of absence Lucia took to cope with a stalker, who she said had turned her life into "a series of restraining orders, seemingly endless calls to 911, the installation of security cameras at home, and police photo ID line-ups,” according to a letter she wrote when her temporary departure was announced in April.

A number of fellow DJs filled in for Lucia on the air, according to the station.

The accused stalker, Patrick Henry Kelly, 56, of Eden Prairie, pleaded guilty in August to felony stalking and making terroristic threats, and said in court that he takes “full responsibility” for the crimes he committed.

In a Monday statement, Lucia indicates the proceedings are still underway, with "multiple trial postponements and legal curve balls of which I have no control." She says that she can't talk about the case, adding, "Man, silence is not always golden nor empowering."

Nonetheless, she writes, "After much careful thought ... I'm returning to work and genuinely feel excited to reconnect with my buddies at The Current, and of course with you my friends, the listeners."

The announcement of her return is being met with excitement on social media:

Lucia will be back on the air next Monday afternoon, kicking off a Monday-Thursday, 2-6 p.m. schedule, according to the station.

The Current, an independent and alternative music station, is a service of Minnesota Public Radio.

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