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Letter: Gas stations should be forced to lower prices

I am a frustrated resident of Osage. I find it hard to believe that the price of gasoline in Park Rapids is routinely 10 cents higher per gallon than in Detroit Lakes or Bemidji.

This persistent price gouging by local gas distributors has to be collusion and perhaps illegal. I am certain that these local dealers do not pay higher wages than their counterparts in Bemidji and Detroit Lakes. Nor should their property taxes be significantly higher. Thus, the only reason for this higher priced gasoline for local residents is sheer greed.

I believe it is time that the Enterprise editorially takes on this local cartel and forces them to charge the same or lower prices than neighboring dealers in Detroit Lakes and Bemidji.

Dale Kind

Osage