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Proposal aimed at scrap metal thefts

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Theft victims, police and prosecutors are working to tighten Minnesota's law on scrap metal sales.

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An estimated 23 vehicles are stolen each day in Minnesota. And authorities say older cars are most often stolen for salvage money. Within hours of a theft, a vehicle can be crushed at a salvage yard. No title is needed if the vehicle is more than six years old.

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