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AAA: Travel at a Post-Recession High

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After work today, many will be hitting the road for the big Labor Day weekend.

AAA Travel says 34.1 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home this weekend, an increase of 4.2 percent from last year. In our region, the increase in travelers will be 6.4 percent. Even though gas prices aren't exactly low, the main reason is simple.

"I think it's due to post-recession, more people are confident in the economy along with their personal finances," says AAA travel agent Cierra Muscha.

Muscha says most of the people she has helped out have traveled outside of North Dakota and one of the hot spots has been Alaska.

Gas did go up a little over night. Prices jumped two cents per gallon, the biggest hike in six weeks. The reason is a potential U.S. strike on Syria. The national average now stands at $3.56.

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