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Minnesota gas prices soar over national average

WILLMAR -- Average retail gasoline prices rose 15.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.83 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. Nationally, gasoline prices increased 6.2 cents per gallon in the last week, to average $3.57 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com.

Current Minnesota gas prices are 21.8 cents per gallon higher than one year ago and are 33.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average is up 5 cents per gallon in the last month and is 15.4 cents per gallon lower than one year ago.

In Willmar, gas prices are averaging 1 cent higher than the state average, at $3.84 per gallon, according to MinnesotaGasPrices.com.

-- Staff reports

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