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Trisha Marczak/FOCUS Perham resident Trish McClellan pumps gas at the Tesoro station on Main Street, where prices sat at $3.69 Monday afternoon, April 4.

Rising prices at pump bring silver lining for lakes country

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Sticker shock at the pumps is prompting some families to keep vacations local - a choice that could mean good news for lake country tourism.

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Gas prices are expected to climb to nearly $4 a gallon this summer, marking a new record high for motorists.

Prices, which are hovering around $3.69 in the Perham area, are expected to peak around Memorial Day, said gasbuddy.com Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.

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