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State’s gas prices drop to under $3 per gallon

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Minnesota’s average gas price Thursday dipped to $3 per gallon for the first time in nearly a year as cheaper crude oil and strong refinery production merge with declining demand by drivers.

Advertisement listed the statewide average for self-service, unleaded regular gasoline at $3, at least for part of the day. Prices ranged from as low as $2.82 in Coon Rapids to $3.19 in Warroad and Edina.

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