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Fergus Falls man collects 4 million pop tabs for charity

Daryl Johnson has collected more than four million of them. Johnson says he plans to cash them all in and give the proceeds to the Ronald McDonald House Foundation -- which helps families with seriously ill children.
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Daryl Johnson has collected more than four million of them. Johnson says he plans to cash them all in and give the proceeds to the Ronald McDonald House Foundation -- which helps families with seriously ill children.

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