UNDATED - The average price for gas in Minnesota went up  5 1/2 cents in the past week.  The statewide average is now $3.54 a gallon.  That compares to the national average of $3.64 a gallon.  Here in the St. Cloud area we're paying $3.59.

The website gasbuddy.com says the statewide averages are about 10 cents higher than what we were paying a year ago at this time.