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John Lutz owns the Ben Franklin store on Main Avenue in Park Rapids. Like many merchants who sell lower priced items, Lutz said credit and debit card fees are too prohibitive to accept for these smaller transactions. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Credit card fees causing merchants to limit minimums

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It's the credit card conundrum.

Paper or plastic? Cash, checks and credit/debit cards all have a price.

In Park Rapids, it starts at about 3 percent and goes up.


"It's killing us," said John Lutz, owner of Park Rapids' Ben Franklin Store.

"It's the cost of doing business," said Summerhill Farm owner Eileen Reish.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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