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Coon Rapids Pumps To Be Prepay Only

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COON RAPIDS, Minn. (WCCO) – After the city saw nearly 500 gas station drive-offs in 2011, Coon Rapids is making all gas pumps in the city prepay only.

The City Council voted Tuesday night to begin the ordinance later this year.

Small gas station owners brought up the prepayment plan last autumn, saying they were losing big money from drive-offs.

The drive-offs reportedly make up about 20 percent of all crime in Coon Rapids.

However, not all station owners are happy about it. Some said it will cost them money at the pumps and in their stores.

Whether they like it or not, the new prepay ordinance will start on August 1.

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