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Million penny collection

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A penny collection campaign--aimed at gathering one million pennies-- by Perham fifth graders will move into high gear this week.

Why this week? It's presidents' week, and the 200th anniversary of the birth of the man who appears on the copper coin: Abraham Lincoln.

The "penny project" in Kelly Collette's fifth grade classroom is a class lesson in working with "big numbers," like millions, billions and trillions.

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