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Holiday Deals Arrive Early At Minnesota Gas Pumps

Disbelief? Shock? Joy? All of the above apply when it comes to filling up at the gas pump these days. AAA Minnesota reports an average price of $3 per gallon in the Twin Cities metro area.

11/13/2013

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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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Minn. To Part With Old Equipment At Auction

Talk about your atypical garage sale. Minnesota government is getting ready to part with some well-used equipment, cars and other supplies it no longer needs. The latest surplus goods auction is set for Saturday in Arden Hills.

09/21/2013

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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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What In The World Is ‘Nickle Dickle Day’?

When it comes to weekend family fun, you can’t go wrong with classic cars, an electronic bull, and duck races. You’ll find those things and much more in downtown Waconia on Saturday.

09/13/2013

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Police: Rocks Smash Windows Of 3 Passing Cars In St. Louis Park

Police are searching for those responsible after large rocks were thrown into at least three cars driving along Excelsior Boulevard in St. Louis Park on Tuesday night. Authorities said the rocks smashed through car windows around 10 p.m. between Louisiana Avenue and Blake Road, but no one was hurt.

08/21/2013

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Bicyclists Push For ‘Cycle Track’ On Busy Mpls. Avenue

A group of bicyclists want a protected bike lane on a busy road in Minneapolis. Minnehaha Avenue is set for reconstruction in 2015. Many in the local biking community would like to see a lane that physically separates them from both pedestrians and car traffic – a lane called a “cycle track.” For people who bike along Minnehaha, getting from point A to point B is a challenge. Nicole Nafziger knows firsthand how being so close to traffic can make for a scary experience when riding in the bike lane.

08/12/2013

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7 Car Break-Ins Overnight In St. Francis

St. Francis police are investigating a rash of car break-ins — done all in one night. Seven cars were broken into on Yucca Street NW and the person responsible destroyed car dashes, getting away with stereos, speakers, GPS units and other expensive electronics.

08/09/2013

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Good Question: Who Sets The Speed Limits?

Speed limits have been around in Minnesota since 1881.  Back then, a streetcar in Duluth couldn’t go above 6 miles per hour. It wasn’t until 1937 the state statutes as we know them today are written.

07/11/2013

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Chrysler Recalling Nearly 750,000 Vehicles

Chrysler is recalling nearly 750,000 cars and minivans in two separate recalls issued this week. The latest involves 282,000 minivans from the 2013 model year. Chrysler said the side air bags can deploy on the wrong side in a crash.

07/05/2013

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Experts Weigh In After Baby Dies While Left In Car

The death of a baby in Moorhead, who was left in a hot car, has many wondering how and why such a thing could happen. Nationally, about 38 children die while trapped in hot vehicles, according to the group Kids and Cars.

06/12/2013

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Pick-A-Side: Which Is The Hottest Convertible?

Which convertible is hotter? The highly acclaimed and luxurious Lamborghini Gallardo or the more affordable Fiat 500? You decide!

06/03/2013

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2 Arrested For Tossing Water Balloons At Cars

Two 18-year-olds have been arrested for tossing water balloons from a car, causing damage to at least three other vehicles.

05/25/2013

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TESLA Car A Keeper?

John Williams conversation with Consumer Reports about their high marks for this car…..Is it worth $70,000?

05/10/2013

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Two Commercials, Two Different Reactions

Two viral ads, two different reactions. Check out both videos and tell us what you think on our Facebook page.

05/02/2013

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Troopers: If We’ve Pulled Over, You Must Move Over

Drivers who don’t move over for state troopers is a growing problem. Dash cam video shows the most recent accident when a squad car was hit by a passing car on Friday.

04/03/2013

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Twin Cities Auto Show Revs Its Engines Again

All this week, Minnesotans are getting a look at the latest and greatest in cars, trucks and SUVs. The 40th Annual Twin Cities Auto Show goes through Sunday at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

03/14/2013

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Check Out Nearly 500 Cars At The Auto Show

One sure sign of spring is the Auto Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center. More than 450 cars and trucks are on display and if you total them, they’re worth about $15 million.

03/08/2013

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Good Question: Repair Your Car, Or Replace It?

It’s a common dilemma: your car is over 100,000 miles and you need an expensive repair. When does it make sense to repair the car and when does it make more sense to just give up?

02/28/2013

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Good Question: What Happens When A Car Falls Through Ice?

Andrea Good in Golden Valley, Minn., asked: What happens to cars that fall through? Are they towed out in spring, or do they stay there?

02/15/2013

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Wipe Snow Off Your Vehicles, Or It Might Cost You

When snow hits, there are some — and you know who you are — who clear just enough to see out of the windshield. But it’s more than just a matter of courtesy to our fellow drivers.

02/14/2013

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St. Paul Impounds More Than 1,000 Cars During Snow Emergency

The St. Paul impound lot says its received more than 1,000 cars since snow emergency began in the city over the weekend.

02/11/2013

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Why You Don’t Want A Fender Bender In Winter

With this ice and extreme cold come a few fender benders

02/01/2013

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5 Car Tips For Frigid Temps

The cold weather can be really tough on your car, and it can be hard to wade through all the information about the best ways to keep it running well.

02/01/2013

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Despite Low Temps, Cars Plunging Through Lake Minnetonka

Tabitha Markle — just 8 months old — died after her family’s car plunged into Lake Minnetonka on Friday. And since Friday, 15 other people have had to escape from six other sinking cars on Lake Minnetonka.

01/22/2013

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