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Denny Hecker's auto dealerships to close some locations

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (FOX 47) -- As lawmakers debate bailing out the auto industry's Big Three, local dealerships across the country continue to struggle.

In Minneapolis, one of the area's largest auto dealers has closed six dealerships, and sold three others.

The overnight downsizing at Denny Hecker's dealerships will result in about 400 employees being laid off.

In a written statement, Hecker says the decision to realign the dealerships came in the midst of a "perfect storm" of economic bad news.

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