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Mechanic Chuck Shoberg poses inside his shop on the east side of Wadena. Shoberg is one of the area mechanics who said they’ve spotted a trend of slower business during times of high gas prices. Photo by Zach Kayser, Pioneer Journal

Local mechanics get hosed by gas price uptick

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When gas prices went up to unseasonable highs recently, it wasn’t just the people at the pump that felt the crunch.

 Auto-related businesses around Wadena, like auto repair and tire shops, can feel a connection between higher gas prices and lower amounts of customers coming through the door.


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