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Don't expect another winter of wimpy heating bills

Last year's crazy warm Minnesota winter would've made even a Scrooge smile at the pint-sized heating bills it produced. Don't expect another winter like that. The Energy Department says this year's bills will likely be 20 percent higher if you heat with oil; only five percent more if you use electricity.
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Last year's crazy warm Minnesota winter would've made even a Scrooge smile at the pint-sized heating bills it produced. Don't expect another winter like that. The Energy Department says this year's bills will likely be 20 percent higher if you heat with oil; only five percent more if you use electricity.

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