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Institutional pain at the pump
Times photo: Brenda Steurer Monroe Police officer Mark Dombkowski fills the tank of a squad car with E-10 gasoline at the Smart Station on 4th Avenue West. The Monroe Police Department has been forced by rising gas prices to find creative ways to control its fuel consumption, including double riding and increasing foot patrols.
MONROE - Area residents aren't the only ones being affected by skyrocketing gas prices. Municipalities and businesses are feeling the pinch, too, and are dealing with the resulting financial strain in various ways.