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Director Kris Eide of Minnesota’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management briefs the state Executive Council Friday on a propane crisis. With her is Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman. Don Davis | Forum News Service

Attorney general warns about propane price gouging

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ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s attorney general warns of propane price gouging as the Upper Midwest faces a shortage and record-high costs.

Attorney General Lori Swanson told the state Executive Council, which Friday proclaimed a propane emergency situation for 30 days, that people leasing propane tanks may be especially at risk.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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