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Minnesota law specifically prohibits companies from setting auto insurance rates or benefits, or denying coverage, based on a driver’s status as a residential tenant. (Photo: Shutterstock)

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An insurance company has agreed to pay a $75,000 penalty and to refund $315,000 to more than 1,600 Minnesota drivers who were charged higher auto insurance rates solely because they were renters rather than homeowners.

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