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Food prices rise in Minnesota

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It's likely you've noticed the grand total for your groceries is a little higher than last year.

The price of food is on the rise, according to a Marketbasket Survey conducted by the American Farm Bureau Federation. Minnesota's retail food prices are below the nation's average increase, but they're still on the rise.


Survey details

The informal survey compared the cost of 16 food items - things like shredded cheese, vegetable oil, potatoes and toasted oat cereal.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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