$3 for a gallon of gas? Local expert says likely won’t happen in the Midwest

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — As gas prices steadily increase, $3 per gallon could become the national average in the next couple of months. However, Gene LaDoucer with AAA doesn’t believe our region will get there. After seeing almost daily increases for weeks, LaDoucer says prices are showing signs of stability. “Gasoline and oil futures have actually declined in the past…

New Report Shows Risks Of Increasing Speed Limit On I-29 & I-94 in ND

Lawmakers are considering increasing the speed limit on certain parts of the interstates from 75 to 80 mph

BISMARCK, ND (KVRR) – North Dakota Lawmakers are discussing a raise in speed limit on certain areas of I-29 and I-94 from 75 to 80 miles per hour. Though Republican Representative Ben Koppelman says states with that speed limit have seen fatalities drop at a higher rate than North Dakota, Triple A’s Gene LaDoucer says it comes with high risks….

AAA predicting decline in holiday travel by the millions

These are the lowest numbers of holiday travel since 2002

FARGO, N.D.- As the coronavirus pandemic carries on through the holiday season, AAA is expecting most Americans to stay home. According to AAA, travel guidance from the CDC is heavily influencing travelers to change their minds about year-end holiday travel, a time that’s usually a high demand vacation time. Even though it’s expecting 34 million fewer travelers than last year’s…

AAA expects low travel expected for Thanksgiving

In 2019, 55 million Americans traveled for the Thanksgiving holiday according to Triple A.

UNITED STATES – AAA is expecting at least a 10 percent decline in the number of people traveling during Thanksgiving week. A AAA North Dakota spokesman says the organization was expecting about 50 million Americans to travel for Thanksgiving nationwide. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, it is expecting those numbers to be even lower. About 95 percent of those traveling will…

AAA says pandemic will cause big drop in Thanksgiving travel

FARGO (KVRR) – The effects of the pandemic are impacting travel decisions for the Thanksgiving holiday. Gene LaDoucer of AAA North Dakota says the auto club expects at least a 10-percent drop in travel, the largest one-year decrease since the Great Recession in 2008. Based on mid-October forecast models, AAA would have expected up to 50 million Americans to travel…

North Dakota gas prices reach lowest levels since summer

Gas prices have been on a slow, but steady decline since Oct. 1

FARGO (KVRR) – North Dakota gas prices have sunk to their lowest level since June. The state average dropped 3 cents last week to an average price of $2.02 per gallon. Gas prices have been on a slow, but steady decline since Oct. 1 when the statewide average stood at $2.07.  North Dakota AAA says it appears that trend will…

Roads Are Not Expected To Be Too Busy During Memorial Weekend

COVID-19 has impacted the travels of many who were hoping to celebrate with family and friends.

NORTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA – Despite COVID-19, The Minnesota State Patrol is expecting a high travel rate during memorial weekend. “When you look at statistics overall, memorial weekend is a very busy travel weekend and you know, despite everything that’s going on right now in the world, will there be more traffic? I think potentially there will be and it’s…