Preliminary totals for this year's area Girl Scout Cookie sales are in, and the numbers are higher than ever.

Tauna Quimby is the Director of Communications for the Lakes and Pines Branch of The Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin. She says the "instant cookie gratification" of the new direct-sales model is definitely the reason why they've sold more than a million boxes this year.

Quimby says this total is for the 50 mile area around St. Cloud. Last year's sales total was just over 900,000 boxes. The Girl Scouts are wrapping up their final week of cookie sales - follow the link below to find out where to get a box before they're gone.

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