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This Detroit Lakes Girls Scout troop used its fall fundraiser to generate a donation to the Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo as a way to honor little Harmony Jensen's mother, who passed away from cancer during the fundraiser. Pictured left to right are: Payton Suedel, Jaelyn Mercil, Harmony Jensen, Laila Retz, Aiva Mercil, Olivia Schmoll, and Isabel Hunnel. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Local Girl Scouts honor one of their own

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Some first grade Girl Scouts out of Detroit Lakes got an unexpected life lesson when fundraising this year — a bittersweet one that nobody saw coming.


When little Harmony Jensen joined her troop over a year ago, she signed up under new troop leader Mindy Retz of Detroit Lakes.

All seven little "daisies" were from Roosevelt Elementary and ready to learn how to make the world a better place through their sisterhood.

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