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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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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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Book Your Flight Now, Prices Won’t Likely Come Down Soon

If you haven’t booked that flight for your summer vacation, you’re likely in for an expensive surprise. Airfares are high right now and showing no signs of coming down anytime soon. Travel experts say part of the problem is high oil prices, which increase the price of jet fuel and the operating costs of airlines.

06/18/2014

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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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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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Happy New Year: 2013 Kicks Off With Lower Gas Prices

Consider it a gift that’s coming in a little late: the lowest gas prices we’ve seen in nearly two years.

01/02/2013

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Expert: Gas Prices Should Stay Low In Early 2013

It’s been a nice holiday present to have gas prices dip below $3 a gallon, but what will happen in the new year?

01/02/2013

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Cold Spell Heats Up Bookings To Winter Getaways

Our cold spell is one more incentive for a winter getaway and the nation’s biggest travel agency is seeing an increase in bookings.

12/27/2012

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Good Question: How Does AAA Know How Many Of Us Are Driving?

Before every holiday we hear the same reports: a projection of how many Americans are going to get in their cars or hop on airplanes to travel.

11/21/2012

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4 Reasons Gas Prices Have Spiked

In the span of a week, we’ve seen gas prices spike across the Twin Cities.

08/08/2012

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Study: Minn. Seat Belt Law Is Saving Lives

A Minnesota law is being credited with saving lives behind the wheel.

03/26/2012

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Why Are Local Gas Prices Higher Than Nat’l Average?

It’s not the kind of news motorists want to hear at the start of the Labor Day weekend: gas prices are high everywhere, but especially in the Twin Cities.

09/02/2011

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With Prices High, More Cars Running Out Of Gas

AAA nationwide is seeing an increase in drivers running out of gas- the apparent result of high gas prices.

04/25/2011

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