I plan on also including a note in the pellet price report section of the message board, however I also wanted to start a dialogue here as well. Does anyone know if this is going to be a normal price now for pellets in WI? I've been burning Somersets from Menards at $3.89 per bag for all last year's heating season. They have been that price for nearly one year. From last week to this week they jumped to $4.99 per bag at every Menards in WI. Thats a big jump. I thought typically the summer months was when the price became more reasonable. Any ideas as to why the price increased? Home Depot has the same trend now for its Pellets however they never really have a brand worth buying. I realize that this new price falls more in line with what folks pay on the eastern seaboard, but this quite a bit more than what us midwesterners paid last season. Yikes.