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Area gas prices follow upward national trend, with new US record set

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Gas prices at some stations in La Crosse are about 20 cents higher than the average price of a week ago.

The Gas Buddy website lists local pump prices as high as $4.07 a gallon, while the AAA average posted for La Crosse on Monday was $3.99. The average a month ago was 30 cents lower.

Appleton’s average was a penny lower than in La Crosse, but otherwise, prices are above $4 in most big cities around Wisconsin.

Sources say the May 10 average of $4.37 is a new record high in the U.S.

Wisconsin AAA said a year ago, the average was just under $3, but it’s now $4.11 per gallon, and that’s up almost 20 cents in the past week.

Milwaukee leads the way with gas at $4.23 a gallon on average.

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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