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Gas prices continue to fall ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

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South Dakota’s average gas price continues to drop, according to the most recent data from GasBuddy.

Prices in state average $3.20 per gallon. That’s down about 4 cents from last week, 12 cents from last month, and over 18 cents lower than a year ago.

For those traveling out of state during the long Memorial Day weekend, the average price nationally is sitting at $3.55 per gallon.

GasBuddy analysts are forecasting lower prices to continue for the next several weeks.

Meantime, AAA is expecting a busy travel weekend, predicting nearly 154,000 South Dakotans will hit the road for Memorial Day.

Ryan is the local host of "Morning Edition". Originally from Iowa, he first came to the Black Hills to study at SD Mines. After graduating in 2019, he was an educator in Arizona and North Dakota before returning to the Black Hills.