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Editorial: Gas cost is factor in slow economy

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The U.S. economy slowed in May due to rising energy costs and continued employment challenges, but the Upper Midwest followed the national trend to a lesser extent. The same holds true in west central Minnesota.

When gasoline at the local gas pumps drew near $4 per gallon at the beginning of May, consumers reacted. They had to find ways to cover that additional cost wherever they can. That means they have to save elsewhere, less eating out and delaying purchases.

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