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Feeling the heat: Record-high propane prices have people sweating the bill

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With propane shortages around the Upper Midwest and prices at a record high, families in and around Perham are feeling the pinch.

Propane prices in Minnesota are reportedly up to triple what they were a year ago. Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman told Forum News Service earlier this week that prices that were about $1.50 a gallon before the recent crisis have in some places gone above $6.

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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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