Posts Tagged ‘fuel’

Gas Prices in the Twin Cities

filling station and garage
Filling station and garage at Pie Town, New Mexico (Library of Congress)

You probably didn’t need to be told, but gas prices are lowering throughout the country:

The average U.S. retail price for gasoline is closing in on $2 a gallon after falling another 15 cents over the last week to the lowest level since March 2005, the U.S. Energy Department said on Monday.

The national price for regular unleaded gasoline fell for the ninth week in a row, sinking to $2.07 a gallon, down $1.03 from a year ago, the department’s Energy Information Administration said in its weekly survey of service stations.

Minnesota happens to be one of seventeen states whose gas prices average under $2/gallon. The Midwest also had the lowest regional price at $1.94/gallon, and much of the Twin Cities seems to have gas going for less.

What are the cheapest prices you’ve seen lately? I’ve spotted $1.79/gallon a few blocks away at Jim’s Chicago Service on 54th & Chicago Ave S.

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Eat them together: Today’s Midday broadcast on MPR was recorded during the Journalism That Matters conference. “Journalists, citizen journalists and members of the public recently got together at Minnesota Public Radio’s UBS Forum to discuss the evolving role of the public in reporting the news.” MPR/Public Insight Journalism’s Michael Caputo, who moderated the forum, comments on the competitive aspect of news.

Rhubarbarism has the best assessment of yesterday’s meta-story of the dispute between MinnPost‘s David Brauer and the Star Tribune‘s Jill Burcum and the rest of the media’s “coverage” of it. He has all the relevant links and appropriate context so just go there and read. I’ve got nothing to add.

The Saint Paul Saints will take the field wearing Zubaz at next Wednesday’s (7/16) game. So will their piggy mascot Boarak Obama and a monkey who will be performing various tasks around the park such as taking tickets.

Lazy Lightning wants to know why it took south metro cities so freaking long to decide they needed to cut fuel costs.

MPR’s Bleacher Bums blog has been branching out from baseball. (I did not intend for that sentence to be so alliterative.) They’ve profiled a number of Lynx players. Today’s installment is Seimone Augustus: Our Unknown Superstar.

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