UNDATED - A price spike at the gas pump today.

We started the day at an average price of $3.57 a gallon in St. Cloud. By this afternoon, the cost had jumped to $3.79 at some pumps.

That brings St. Cloud in line with the national average and is higher than the statewide average which is $3.66 a gallon.

We are now paying about 40 cents more than we were a year ago at this time.