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Survey finds continued support for Grand Forks smoking ban

May 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A survey conducted one year after Grand Forks banned smoking in bars and other businesses shows 84 percent of respondents support the law. The results show growing support since the ban was instituted in August 2010, he said. “It’s basically a repetition of the study we’d done in 2010.” Continue Reading

Burning restrictions take effect in 35 Minnesota counties

March 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The 35 counties where restrictions took effect today cover a wide swath from the northwest corner of the state through central Minnesota down through most of the Twin Cities metro area. Restrictions take effect next Monday across most of the rest of northern Minnesota, from eastern Roseau and northern Beltrami counties across to Cook County.
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Burning restrictions take effect in 35 Minnesota counties

March 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The 35 counties where restrictions took effect today cover a wide swath from the northwest corner of the state through central Minnesota down through most of the Twin Cities metro area. Restrictions take effect next Monday across most of the rest of northern Minnesota, from eastern Roseau and northern Beltrami counties across to Cook County.
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Fire danger increasing across region

March 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

DNR to implement spring burning restrictions March 26 in northwest MinnesotaFire especially the danger of wildfire is becoming an increasing concern on both sides of the Red River. It’s dry out there, and there’s no significant relief in sight. Continue Reading

‘Piggyback Bandit’ banned from high school sports in Minn., N.D.

February 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Sherwin Shayegan, 28, has a history of jumping on the backs of high school athletes. Continue Reading

Coal-tar driveway sealer, cited as pollutant, banned by more Minnesota cities

October 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In the 18 months since White Bear Lake, Minn., became the first Minnesota city to forbid a common type of driveway sealant, about a dozen others have followed, as evidence mounts that chemicals from the sealants are creating a hazardous and expensive problem in storm-water ponds. The sealant industry disputes the claim. Continue Reading

Minnesota burn bans lifted; Iowa bans still intact

October 17, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Nobles County Sheriff Kent Wilkening lifted the burn ban in his county Monday morning after noting that the other counties around him had already done so, he said. Continue Reading

Burn bans in effect for many counties

October 3, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON With a long dry spell and high winds expected for several days, many of the counties in the area are under a burning ban until conditions improve. Continue Reading

Smoking bans help curb asthma attacks in youth

September 15, 2010 in West Central Tribune

ATLANTA Research shows that smoking bans spare many children with asthma from being hospitalized, a finding that suggests smoke-free laws have even greater health benefits than previously believed.
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