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Minnesotans concerned about auto industry bailout

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota politicians want guarantees that any federal money spent to bail out a troubled automobile industry be used wisely.


For U.S. Sen. Norm Colman, R-Minn., the key is that whatever money is given to the industry, automakers must be accountable.

"I have a strong concern that any support we give the auto industry must have strong, fiscal controls and accountability," Coleman said.

"The taxpayers of my state will insist on it, and I will demand it."

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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.