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Local gas prices back up to $2

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You can find gas selling for as little as $1.60 in some parts of Wisconsin, but not in La Crosse. 

Pump prices in La Crosse County were as low as $1.69 a gallon just three days ago, but around La Crosse, prices have risen as much as 20 cents in a couple of days. 

Now, $1.99 is posted at most stations. 

Three months ago, at the start of the pandemic, the average price in Wisconsin was around $2.30 a gallon, and because of production cuts and a loss in demand, it dipped to around 99 cents at some stations. 

One year ago, the state’s average pump price was $2.80 per gallon.  

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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