Holiday Weekend Patrols/Gas Prices 24 May 13

The kick-off to the long holiday weekend is here, and the State Patrol has a warning for everyone who’ll be traveling.

The State Patrol’s Eric Roeske says that there will be extra patrols throughout the weekend to ensure people travel safely. He adds that it’s really the responsibility of each driver to wear their seatbelt, don’t speed and don’t drink and drive.

Over the last five years, there have been 28 deaths in Minnesota over the Memorial Day weekend. Of those half were alcohol-related.

If you’re heading out on the road today (Friday), gas at last check in Hutchinson is ranging from $4.09 to $4.16 a gallon. The statewide average is at $4.14. The national average is $3.68. For the most current prices,   click here.