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Mpls.’ First E15, E30 Gas Station Now Open

Drivers in the Twin Cities area now have another option when fueling up. A higher-ethanol fuel blend called E-15 is now available at one station in south Minneapolis and could be spreading to others.

10/30/2013

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Gas Prices Dip Under $3 In The Twin Cities

Gas prices continue to drop in the Twin Cities. We found gas prices under three bucks a gallon in the Twin Cities overnight.

10/29/2013

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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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Gas Prices Expected To Rise During Peak Vacation Time

Don’t be surprised if your wallet is feeling a little lighter after that last fill-up. Gas prices nationwide are at their highest point of the year — and they’re only expected to climb higher.

07/22/2013

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What Kind Of Bike Rack Is Best For Gas Mileage?

Many of us are loading up the car or van and heading out on a family vacation this summer. But if you’re taking your bikes along with all of your other precious cargo, just how much of an impact does that have on your gas mileage?

07/10/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Tracking Refinery Shutdowns

Driving yesterday I found myself suddenly, and very briefly, excited to see gas at $4.09 a gallon. Just the evening before, I had seen it at $4.39 a gallon. Then I got angry.

05/25/2013

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Good Question: Why Do Gas Prices Go Up Faster Than They Go Down?

Most of us don’t have a hard time finding the words to describe our feelings about the record-high gasoline prices facing Minnesota drivers. “Ridiculous” and “crazy” came from some gassing up in Uptown Minneapolis on Wednesday.

05/22/2013

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Boaters Soaked By High Gas Prices

Brooke Welch is out on Lake Minnetonka, enjoying a boat ride that’s been months in the making. “It’s been a long winter, really cold so we are happy to be out on the water,” Welch said. Unfortunately for most boaters enjoying the weekend on water, gas prices in Minnesota are third highest in the nation – right behind Alaska and Hawaii.

05/18/2013

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St. Paul Man Hit, Killed By Semi In WI

A 63-year-old St. Paul man was hit and killed by a semi Friday afternoon at a gas station in Hixton, Wis., authorities said. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, Glenn Michael Augustine was walking away from his own semi at the Hixton Travel Plaza parking lot, when he was hit and killed around 4:09 p.m. Friday by another semi pulling into the station to fuel up.

05/18/2013

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MN Gas Prices Still The Nation’s Most Expensive

Another day, another infamous No. 1 ranking as Minnesota still has the highest gas prices in the nation, according to GasBuddy.com.

05/18/2013

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’: Where Does Minnesota’s Gas Come From?

Tom and Marcia Sheppleman asked: Where does Minnesota’s gas come from?

05/16/2013

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Tips To Ease Pain At The Pump

Drivers, and their wallets, have likely noticed the big 15 percent jump in gas prices this week. Some saw prices as high as $4.29 a gallon.

05/16/2013

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Minn. Senate Votes To Raise Gas Tax By 5 Cents

In a sudden shift Friday, the Minnesota Senate revived the possibility of raising the gas tax for roadwork and a metropolitan area sales tax for mass transit projects by making over what had been a stand-pat transportation finance plan.

05/10/2013

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Rainbow Trades ‘Fuelperks’ For ‘Fresh Perks’

A Twin Cities grocery chain is cutting a popular rewards program. Saturday will be the last day that Rainbow Foods customers can take advantage of their “Fuelperks” cards.

04/22/2013

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Metro Holiday Gas Stations Experiment With E85 Pricing

BLOOMINGTON (WCCO) — If you drive a flex-fuel vehicle, at what price point will you pull in and fill up with E85? That’s what Holiday is trying to determine at select gas stations across the […]

04/22/2013

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Minn. Senate Wants Wholesale Gas Tax For Roads

After backing off a proposed gas tax increase in the face of opposition from Gov. Mark Dayton, state Senate Democrats on Wednesday proposed an alternative in the form of a new sales tax on fuel sales at the wholesale level as a way to raise money for road and bridge projects.

04/17/2013

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Good Question: Why Do Gas Prices Fluctuate So Wildly?

The first two months of 2013 have not been much fun at the gasoline pump. Prices keep rising, changing all the time.

02/27/2013

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Frack Sand Co. Agrees To Voluntary Review In Minn.

A sand mining company has agreed to a voluntary environmental review of two mines it’s proposing for Winona County.

02/21/2013

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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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Was The Election Tied To MN’s Gas Price Hike?

The average for a gallon of gas is $3.31 — that’s about 20 cents more than just a day ago. Drivers think the hike might have something to do with the election.

11/08/2012

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Beltrami Police Seeking Second Diesel Fuel Thief

Beltrami authorities are asking for help finding the second suspect in the theft of large quantities of diesel fuel around Bemidji.

09/25/2012

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Burn Victim/Prep Star Gets Back On The Gridiron A Year Later

Alex Feine was holding a gas can near a fire with his mother in their backyard a year ago. The can caught fire, and Alex was rushed to the hospital.

09/21/2012

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Isaac’s Aftermath To Raise Gas And Food Prices

Hurricane Isaac has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but it is continuing to be a threat to both lives and property.

08/30/2012

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