Minn. apparently has a lot of clunkers
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But no one can resist a good hunk of cash for their junker either. No wonder Minnesota is one of the top-5 states in the country requesting to junk their clunker for something better. No one can deny the joy of feeling purely elitist and earth friendly as you tool around in your new Prius.
Minnesota ranks No. 4 in the country for requests behind Michigan, Ohio, and California, according to data from Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Minnesota has been seeing some glitches in the request system, but Klobuchar says they should be fixed soon.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood ensured that Minnesota's 10-day car registration grace period won't be a problem and the approval process will be adjusted to adhere to that system.
The program has been so popular that the $1 billion set aside for the program is almost gone. The U.S. Senate can add another $2 billion to the program and will likely vote on the additional funding this week.