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Hecker Closes 6 Car Lots, Sells 3 others

Six local car lots were closed Friday, and three others sold, from within Denny Hecker’s auto empire in central Minnesota, according to the Pioneer Press and the Star Tribune.

Four hundred employees are out of a job, according to the Pioneer Press.

Hecker claimed he was “in a perfect storm of economic bad news,? according to the Pioneer Press.

The closings coincided with a law suit filed by General Motors aimed at Hecker to prevent him from selling Hyundai automobiles in his Chevrolet showroom, according to the Star Tribune.