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ND smoking ban: 1 year later; Support increases, businesses see no change

November 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

Support has only increased in the year since North Dakota voters decided to end smoking in bars, the group that lobbied to implement the law said.
North Dakotans got the measure on last November’s general election ballot and it passed with a super…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND smoking ban: 1 year later; Support increases, businesses see no change

November 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

Support has only increased in the year since North Dakota voters decided to end smoking in bars, the group that lobbied to implement the law said.
North Dakotans got the measure on last November’s general election ballot and it passed with a super…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

New cigarette tax saves lives in Minnesota

August 8, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

I’m writing in support of the $1.60 increase in the cigarette tax, which was included in the tax bill passed in the recently completed legislative session. Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor: North Dakota should take lesson from Minnesota on cigarette tax

July 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Minnesota just raised its cigarette tax by $1.60 per pack, leaving me in envy of our neighbor’s efforts to help people quit smoking. Continue Reading

State tobacco tax increase comes Monday

June 26, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

Stockpiling not noticed at local level; smokers encouraged to quitWORTHINGTON Starting Monday, users of tobacco products will fork out more dough for their addiction. Continue Reading

MN House Democrat wants $1.60 cigarette tax hike

February 7, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

Tax might hurt store owners in near state lines

ST. PAUL (AP) An influential Minnesota House Democrat touted her bill Thursday that would more than double the state’s cigarette tax, saying she’s motivated by public health concerns and not additional tax money.
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ND measure would bump tax for pack of cigarettes

January 29, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) A North Dakota lawmaker and former smoker wants to increase the state’s cigarette tax from 44 cents a pack to $1 as a deterrent. Continue Reading

Porch fire in Willmar, Minn., caused by cigarette, fire chief says use caution

July 16, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR The Willmar Fire Chief is urging citizens to use extreme caution when using cigarettes or fireworks or having recreational fires after the fire department responded Sunday afternoon to a fire caused by the careless discarding of a cigarette. Continue Reading

Rapid City councilman cited for throwing lit cigarette out window

May 2, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) A Rapid City councilman has paid $66 in court fees for throwing a lighted cigarette out a car window in late March, when fire conditions were extreme in western South Dakota’s Black Hills.
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Cigarette butt likely cause of saloon fire

January 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic

QUINN (AP) A cigarette butt discarded into a potted plant is the suspected cause of a fire that destroyed a longtime bar and restaurant in the southwest South Dakota town of Quinn.
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