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'Clinkers' are taken out of rules for 'clunkers'


ST. PAUL -- Clunkers being traded in at Minnesota car dealers may have run smoother than a couple parts of the federal cash-for-clunkers program. But the problems are being fixed, the U.S. transportation secretary Tuesday assured Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.

The program allows vehicle owners to trade in low-gasoline-mileage vehicles for more efficient new cars and receive up to $4,500 off the price of the purchase.

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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.