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Shoppers pick up containers of soda at the Hornbacher’s store in Moorhead as Minnesota is considering adding a 10-cents-per-container deposit on plastic, glass and aluminum beverage containers in an effort to boost recycling of those items from the current 45 percent to perhaps 84 percent. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Dave Wallis

Proposed deposits on bottles worries businesses

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A proposed 10-cent deposit on bottles, cans and other beverage containers sold in Minnesota has area retailers worried that the push to increase recycling could cost them business.

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Matt Leiseth, president of Hornbacher’s grocery stores in Fargo-Moorhead, said he hasn’t formed a definite opinion on the issue, which is expected to be taken up by the Legislature this year. But Leiseth doesn’t want to see Minnesota stores put at a disadvantage.

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