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Rural gas prices high: 'Live with it'

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ST. PAUL - A new study shows what rural Minnesotans already knew: Gasoline takes a bigger bite out of their budgets than their city cousins.

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Research by the Center for Rural Policy and Development shows that if gasoline costs $3 a gallon, 7 percent of an average rural resident's income would go for gasoline. At the same price, 3.9 percent of an urbanite's pay would go to fuel.

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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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