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Letter: Freedom to Breathe anniversary worth celebrating

October 3, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

As a grandparent, I am naturally concerned about the safety of children. Like most grandparents, I take precautions to protect them. Continue Reading

Letter: Anti-smoking law needed to protect children

October 3, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

As exciting as it is that Minnesota just had its five-year anniversary of the Freedom to Breathe Act, I am so happy that author Julie Buntjer acknowledges that health officials say that there is still a long road ahead for reducing second-hand smoke. (Oct. 2 Daily Globe.) Continue Reading

Freedom to Breathe law marks fifth year

October 1, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Smoke-free bars, restaurants find business is good after ban
LUVERNE Minnesota’s Freedom to Breathe Act, the legislation that prohibited smoking inside bars, restaurants, workplaces and indoor public spaces, marked its fifth anniversary Monday, and though the milestone was worthy of celebrations Monday night in Hardwick and Marshall, local health officials say there is still more work to be done. Continue Reading