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Stillwater Businessman Helps Girl Scout Troop

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Stillwater businessman has come to the rescue of an area Girl Scout troop.

In February, someone stole 252 boxes of cookies and $90 in cash from a Woodbury troop.

The girls were planning to sell the cookies outside a movie theater but first went to see a movie. That’s when someone broke into their minivan and took the cookies, a cash box and a dozens of other items.

When real estate company owner Keith Keeley read about it in the Pioneer Press, he wanted to help. So he’s donating the value of the cookies and cash — $972.

His granddaughter is a former troop member and he says the theft touched his heart.

Kathi Eastlund, whose minivan was broken into, says she didn’t expect such a donation.

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