abc
QUICK LINKS:

Grilling out Might Cost You More this Spring

Updated: 03/28/2014 10:53 PM
Created: 03/28/2014 10:52 PM WDIO.com
By: Ellen Gallus

The weekend forecast will likely inspire a lot of us out there to fire up the grill for the first time this season.

But with the propane shortage that plagued so much of the Midwest earlier this year, that got us wondering if this rite of spring will cost you a lit bit more.

The answer is yes and no.

Propane prices have come down significantly in the past two months but are still higher than last year.

According to the Minnesota Department of Commerce, the average price of propane a gallon at this time last year was $1.62 a gallon. Right now it's $2.28 per gallon, but back in January it was more than double that price at $4.67 a gallon.

Mike Bauer, the owner of Bauer's Custom Hitches, where you can get your propane tank filled for about $18.95, says most customers are willing to pay a couple dollars more.

"Between daylight savings time and the weather we are getting this weekend, 30 to 40 people will be out here filling up their tanks tomorrow," he said. 

Temperatures are expected to warm up to the upper 40s on Sunday.

Front Page

  • Charge Against Woman in Arrest Video Dismissed

    A judge has dismissed a charge against a woman seen in a video of a controversial Superior arrest.  At a hearing Friday, Judge Kelly Thimm approved a motion to dismiss a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge against Natasha Lancour.

  • Justin's 2014-2015 Winter Prediction

    Winter is right around the corner and the question on everybody's mind is will we have a winter like last year.  With record stretches of cold and record snowfall last year is one we one like to forget. Chief meteorologist Justin Liles lets us know what we can expect this year

  • Woman in Douglas Co. Shootout was found Unresponsive in House Fire Day Before

    A 22-year-old Lake Nebagamon woman was hospitalized on Wednesday evening after an armed standoff with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. On Tuesday, authorities say that same woman was found by her neighbors unresponsive and not breathing after they saw flames coming from a downtown Lake Nebagamon home. 

  • Funding for Military Funeral Personnel Restored

    On Thursday, Rep. Rick Nolan received a letter from the Secretary of the Army that funding for the playing of "Taps," a rifle salute, and delivering a folded American flag will be restored.

  • Preparing for Ebola: Health System Working Together

    People who work in the Northland's health system are communicating on a regular basis, to prepare for Ebola, even though it's unlikely to appear here.

 
Advertisement