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From left, Maggie Buckanaga and Mariah Dobson accept thanks and congratulations from Northwoods Coalition for Family Safety Executive Director Mary Olson and Beltrami County Sheriff Phil Hodapp, a shelter board member. The girls donated the proceeds from their lemonade stand to the shelter. Pioneer Photo/Molly Miron

Girls launch lemonade stand for a cause, benefitting Northwoods Coalition for Family Safety


Lemonade stands are fixtures of summer for some youngsters.

Maggie Buckanaga, 12, and her friend, Mariah Dobson, 11, put a twist on the business by donating the proceeds of their Aug. 14 enterprise in the J.W. Smith Elementary School parking lot to the Bemidji shelter, a branch of the Northwoods Coalition for Family Safety.

The girls presented $15 to the shelter, keeping back $5 of proceeds to pay for their supplies of lemonade.

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