MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Some gas stations around Minnesota are selling gas for the lowest prices seen in decades.

According to GasBuddy.com, the lowest price of gas in the state on Thursday is $0.78 a gallon in Lake City, Minnesota. Red Wing is not too far behind with $0.84 a gallon at one gas station.

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For some perspective, the Minnesota Historical Society has pictures from 1979 showing similar gas prices in West St. Paul.

West St. Paul Gas Stations In 1979 (credit: Hall, Elizabeth M courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society)

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In Minneapolis, the lowest gas price is going for $1.49 on Thursday.

Demand for gas has dramatically decreased since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

In Minnesota, traffic levels remain significantly lower than this period last year, resulting in early starts for some MnDOT road construction projects.

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The Minnesota State Patrol, however, says it has noticed more speeding and aggressive drivers during the stay-at-home order and has advised motorists to continue safe driving habits.