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Bags full of coins are poured into large barrels, as Perham 5th graders work toward their May 1 goal of collecting a million pennies.

Million-penny deadline draws near

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The deadline for pennies is May 1, and unless the pennies start falling from heaven, Perham fifth-graders are probably going to fall short of their million penny goal.


Even if they don't reach their objective, they have still raised an impressive amount of money for their school and for charity.

Current total is over 310,000 pennies--or more than $3,000.

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