And gas prices across the country are at their lowest level since February, according to a senior petroleum analyst. But the good news isn't really that great. The same analyst points out average prices have never been this high on Christmas before.
Gas prices hit $4 a gallon in Minnesota
Prices for a gallon of gasoline in the Bemidji area are among some of the highest in the country according to AAA. Spokeswoman Gail Weinholzer tells Minnesota Public Radio that Hurricane Isaac as well as a pipeline problem in Wisconsin and refinery problems in Chicago have bumped prices up at the pump. Minnesota's average is $3.95, which is eight cents higher than the national average.