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Coins Tossed Into Hennepin County Government Center Pool Aren’t Just For Wishes

A timely article from the Star Tribune regarding those coins you throw into wishing pools …

Coins tossed by people into the pool in the atrium at the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis aren’t just for making a wish.

Four times a year, crews clean out the reflecting pool in the center of the government center’s skyway level and collect the coins, donating the money to local charities.

On Tuesday, crews emptied the pool and collected the coins for Minneapolis nonprofit the Link and its Passageways program, which provides emergency shelter beds for teens and housing for youths ages 16 to 23 who have been sexually exploited.


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