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Denny Hecker’s car dealerships formed part of a 30-year old business that appears to be going down the tubes. Some of the Minnesota-area stores went under Friday night… overnight. In other words, business as usual appeared to be the theme of the day Friday – Saturday the doors were closed. Forest Lake Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/Mitsubishi has been shutdown along with the following dealersips: Blaine Bargain Lot, Monticelle Dodge/Ford, Mercury Suzuki/Kia, Rosedale Hyundai, Shakopee Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge and Stillwater Ford/Lincoln/Mercury. Invergrove Heights Hyundai and Invergrove Heights Volkswagen were sold in addition to Peninsula Dodge in California.

Thorough website changes appear to be in waiting. shows the group as sellers of Toyota, Scion, Hyundai, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Pontiac, GMC along with an exotic rentals business now. Watch the CNN/KARE video below for more, or check this link from the Minnesota Star Tribune. brings this story to your attention for one reason: approximately one-third of Denny Hecker’s workforce is now laid off. This will become a common theme across America in the very near future, and you might as well be ready.

Embedded video from CNN Video