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Fewer Minnesotans filing for bankruptcy as slow recovery continues

The Pioneer Press reports fewer Minnesotans are finding themselves in dire financial straits as the economy continues its slow recovery. Bankruptcy filings are down about 13 percent from a year ago.
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The Pioneer Press reports fewer Minnesotans are finding themselves in dire financial straits as the economy continues its slow recovery. Bankruptcy filings are down about 13 percent from a year ago.

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