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Mark Schmidt is surrounded by an entourage during his scoot through his hometown of Perham, en route to the Twin Cities a a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Marathon scoot across state at 7 mph succeeds in six days

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A Perham man's foot powered scooter trek from Moorhead to the Twin Cities was completed in six days-raising more than $7,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The "Scootin' to the Next Level" marathon covered more than 230 miles from the start in Moorhead, April 22, to the arrival at Target Field, April 27.

"We were pretty much on schedule; we figured five or six days," said Mark Schmidt, founder of the local "Dreams for Kids/Make-A-Wish Foundation" group.

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