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Gas Prices Fall Across The Nation

The average national price for a gallon of regular gas dropped five cents over the past month to $2.39 a gallon.

04/13/2015

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Gas Prices Are On The Rise

After gas dipped below $2 last month, prices have begun to rise. Statewide Monday morning, Minnesotans are paying $0.17 more than we were one week ago. The average now sits at $2.41 a gallon. A month ago, it was $1.99.

03/02/2015

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From Car Lots To City Budgets, Cheap Oil Means Change

Cheap oil doesn’t only mean cheaper gas in the tank. It means that a car dealer in Illinois is shuffling the inventory of models he’ll be selling, that more students in Wisconsin may get school-provided iPads, that some planned projects in a Southern California city will get delayed, and that some expected oilfield hiring in North Dakota and Texas may not happen.

01/19/2015

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Average MN Gas Prices Have Fallen 7 More Cents In 1 Week

Minnesota drivers are paying 7 cents less per gallon than a week ago. The state’s average is now $1.93, which makes it the sixth-cheapest state in the country for gas currently.

01/12/2015

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Dayton Acknowledges Haul From Gas-Tax Plan Is Unpredictable

Cheap gas prices could put a dent in Gov. Mark Dayton’s forthcoming proposal to tack a new sales tax on fuel purchases.

01/09/2015

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Gas Prices Continue To Decline

If you’re heading out of town for the holiday weekend, now might be a good time to fill up on gas. The average cost of a gallon of gas in Minnesota is $3.33. That’s down from $3.49 one year ago.

08/25/2014

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Metro Transit Bus Barrels Out Of Control In DT Mpls., Driver Dies

A Metro Transit bus went out of control Friday morning, driving up on the sidewalk of a downtown Minneapolis block and causing major damage. The accident happened at about 10:10 a.m. between 10th Street and 11th Street on the Nicollet Mall.

07/04/2014

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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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As 2014 Begins, Gas Prices Higher In Minnesota

In the new year, Minnesota drivers are paying more at the pumps than a year ago. The average price statewide is $3.24 a gallon. That compares to $3.07 this time last year.

01/01/2014

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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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This Is Why You Don’t Store Gasoline Inside Or Aerosols Near Heat

At a vacant house in Center City, firefighters hustle about to place mannequins and tiny cameras. What they’re setting up has all the realism of a Hollywood set.

11/12/2013

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Canadian Fuel Supplier Buying N.D. Distributor

A Canadian fuel supplier and reseller plans to enter the U.S. market with a $110 million purchase of a North Dakota fuel distribution business. Parkland Fuel Corporation, which is based in Red Deer, Alberta, said it is buying all outstanding shares of SPF Energy Inc.

11/12/2013

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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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Expert: Gas Prices Have Peaked

Want to hear some good news about gas prices for a change? It looks like gas prices in the Twin Cities have peaked.

05/20/2013

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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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Jumps In Gas Prices A Challenge For Small Stations, Too

Gas is now selling for about $3.76 a gallon in the Twin Cities, and motorists aren’t the only ones complaining about big jumps in prices. Independent gas stations are also feeling the squeeze.

02/18/2013

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The Reasons Behind Gas Spike In Minnesota

The average price of gas in the Twin Cities is around $3.45 per gallon, which is nearly 40 cents higher than it was a month ago. So, why did prices jump so high so quickly?

01/31/2013

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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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Pine Bend Refinery Plans $400M Upgrade

The Pine Bend Refinery is planning a major upgrade with the promise of 500 construction jobs.

11/16/2012

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Gas Prices Not Bad Compared To Last Year

Remember analyst predictions that we could be paying $5 per gallon of gasoline this summer? Thankfully, that scenario hasn’t come to pass. Gas prices have been falling over the past few weeks. But why?

05/31/2012

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Gas Prices On The Way Down

Gas prices are finally falling. They just dropped for the third day in a row. Nationwide, the average for a gallon of regular grade is down to $3.86.

04/20/2012

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Survey: Higher Fuel Prices Slowing Rural Growth

Higher fuel prices may be applying brakes to the economy in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states. A monthly survey index of rural bankers dropped to 57.1 in April from 59.8 in March.

04/20/2012

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