While passing a
gas station convenience store in Inver Grove Heights this week, we realized that something is about to happen that hasn’t happened in years: the price of a gallon of gasoline is soon going to be higher than the price of a pack of cigarettes.
Significant research Lazy browsing on the Internet failed to turn up a source of the historical prices of cigarettes, to match against existing documentation on the price of gasoline. So we’ll have to rely on your memory.
Update Fri 8:06 a.m. That sign is so yesterday. Today the price of gas at the same spot is $3.92.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.