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Gas Prices Should Continue Falling, Experts Say

Drivers taking that summer road trip can expect to see even more savings at the pump in the coming weeks.

08/09/2015

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AAA: 41.9M Americans Expected To Travel For Fourth Of July

Roughly 41.9 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more from their homes this Independence Day, according to AAA. AAA said this is up .7 percent from 2014 and the most Fourth of July travelers since 2007.

06/25/2015

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5 Discounts Any City Offers

From discount dining to free admission to museums, here is a look at five discounts any city offers.

04/29/2015

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How To Plan A Trip With Your Grandchildren

Here are five great tips towards helping you plan the best and safest trip with your loving grandchildren.

02/18/2015

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Subzero Temps Make For Rough Start

The bone-chilling cold Minnesotans woke up to Monday had drivers kicking cars that wouldn’t start and parents in the metro bundling kids up for the bus stop.

01/05/2015

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Minn. Company Touts Tool To Protect Stolen Credit Cards

With all the security breaches in the past year, many shoppers are concerned about using their credit or debit cards. But carrying large amounts of cash has its own risks. A survey by Bankrate.com in November found more than a third of American shoppers planned to use debit cards for Black Friday purchases. Many of those cards are tied to checking and credit accounts, and hold a wealth of personal information if hackers and thieves get their hands on them.

12/03/2014

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Reality Check: Why Are Gas Prices So Low?

AAA is forecasting more travelers will hit the road this Thanksgiving than at any time since 2007.

11/26/2014

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Gas Prices Could Keep Dropping

Gas prices have dropped nearly 20 cents over the last two weeks, and they could keep dropping. The average price for gas is now $3.05 nationally, according to AAA.

10/26/2014

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Gas Prices Dropping, But Will Likely Stay Above $3 Per Gallon

Prices at the pump have been dropping lately, something many drivers around the metro have probably noticed.

09/26/2014

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30 Million-Plus Expect To Travel Labor Day Weekend

Expect a lot of people to be out on the roads this Labor Day weekend. Gail Weinholzer is director of public affairs at AAA Minnesota/Iowa. “We are expecting nearly 34.7 million Americans to travel at least 50 miles or more,” Weinholzer said. “Nearly 30 million Americans will be traveling by personal automobile.”

08/30/2014

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Travel On A Budget This Labor Day Weekend

Here are some helpful tips to keep costs down while enjoying a safe and enjoyable trip over the Labor Day weekend.

08/20/2014

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Some Concerned About Car Computers’ Effect On Privacy

Connecting to the web on the road is a convenience that could be harming us. What is saved and shared has people concerned.

08/06/2014

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Gas Prices Are Dropping Across The Country

Drivers are in for a bit of good news. The average price for a gallon of gas has steadily dropped over the last month. The national average is now $3.52, according to AAA

07/28/2014

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New Car Technology Leads To Concerns About Invasion Of Privacy

From TVs to automobiles, buying new often means getting the latest technology, from touch screens to wi-fi capability. But is there a price for this accessibility?

07/24/2014

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Officials: Dad Accidentally Ran Over His Daughter

We know the driver who backed over and killed a little girl in Brooklyn Center was her dad. Fourteen-month-old Adalyn Lor died when her father, Xeng Lor, moved his SUV from the garage, where he was grilling on Monday.

07/08/2014

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How To Find Last-Minute Hotel Deals

Find out what the best online booking sites are for last-minute hotel deals.

07/04/2014

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Traveling This Summer? Here Are Tips For Driving In Different States

With summer airfares so high this year, many families are choosing to hit the road instead of flying to their destinations. But if you are crossing state lines, be aware that the laws dealing with driving may be different from Minnesota’s laws.

06/30/2014

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Gas Prices On The Upswing In Twin Cities

If you’re getting ready to gas up for a trip up north this weekend, be prepared to pay a little more at the pump. Gas prices have risen on average by about 15 cents per gallon in the Twin Cities during the past week.

06/18/2014

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Memorial Day Weekend Marks A Busy Time For Travelers

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer in Minnesota, and it also marks one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Officials with AAA said they expect a little more than 36 million people to travel 50 miles or more this holiday weekend.

05/23/2014

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Best, Worst Days Of The Week To Save Money

If you’re making your to-do list for the day or the week, research shows you might want to wait for certain days of the week to have the best experience. Depending on what you buy, you can save money on those purchases on specific days.

02/19/2014

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With Warm-Up Comes A Rise In Gas Prices

Temperatures aren’t the only thing on the rise. Gas prices have gone up 12 cents in the past week to about $3.34 a gallon. Some stations are even nearing the $3.50 mark. Nationally, officials said gas prices are the highest they’ve been since October and they will likely continue to climb.

02/18/2014

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Good Question: How Often Should We Start Cold Cars?

On Monday, AAA and mechanics across the Twin Cities were flooded with calls from people whose car batteries had died. So, that had Jeff from Minneapolis and Kristen from Cottage Grove wondering: How often should we start our cars when it’s this cold? Paul Hagen, owner of Hagen’s Auto Body, says cars are made very differently from twenty years ago, making them more likely to start in the cold.

01/06/2014

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Good Question: Does Bad Weather Really Affect Holiday Plans?

If you were to listen to the headlines, “Nature threatens holiday happiness,” you wouldn’t be crazy to think no one will be getting home for the holidays.

11/26/2013

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Gas Prices Are Falling, But For How Long?

Drivers have a little more money in the bank this week. Gas is on average $3.30 a gallon. A month ago, it was 45-cents higher, and experts predicted prices would stay high. Renae Jackson of Burnsville fills up twice a week. “On a regular basis, we drive to school, I drive him to school, daycare, dance, soccer,” Johnson said.

10/14/2013

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Good Question: Will We Ever Play Less Than $3 Per Gallon Again?

According to AAA, the average cost of gas has been more than $3 per gallon for 1,000 days straight. It’s the longest streak ever for gas prices at this level. Right now, the average in Minnesota is $3.50 per gallon, slightly lower than the national average of $3.54 per gallon. Bob Darbelnet, president and CEO of AAA, says kiss the days of cheaper gas prices goodbye. “Paying less than $3 per gallon for gasoline may be automotive history for most Americans, like using 8-track tapes or going to a drive-in movie,” Darbelnet said.

09/16/2013

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