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Kessel: No hookah ordinance, bar for now in Dickinson

May 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

All of the hullabaloo over hookah bars in Dickinson was for nought, according to an email sent Thursday morning from City Administrator Shawn Kessel.
Dickinson might still get a hookah bar someday — just not in North Dakota. The caller, it turns o…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Hookah legislation goes up in smoke

March 6, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Lawmakers want courts to settle ban exemption for lounges in South Dakota.
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Senate OKs smoking definition to include hookah

February 16, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Sen. Craig Tieszen, R-Rapid City, said everyone seemed to know what smoking meant even though it somehow wasn’t defined in state law.
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Senator finds state law about smoking hazy

January 31, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Sen. Craig Tieszen, R-Rapid City, said he’s trying to cut through the confusion over the legality of hookah bars. Continue Reading

Rapid City hookah lounge may lose booze license

June 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) Rapid City’s police chief says a local hookah lounge should lose its license to sell beer and wine. Continue Reading

Rapid City hookah lounge won’t get help from judge

May 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) A judge has refused to block the enforcement of South Dakota’s smoking ban at a hookah lounge in Rapid City.
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Rapid City hookah lounge ramps up its battle to sell alcohol

May 1, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY A hookah lounge in Rapid City is firing up for a court fight over the state’s smoking ban by asking a judge Monday to block police from targeting the business until the case hits a courtroom.
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Smoking ban to be enforced at Rapid City hookah lounge

April 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) Rapid City police officers will start enforcing the state smoking ban at a hookah lounge by the end of the month, barring a court injunction, Police Chief Steve Allender said. Continue Reading

‘Stinky hookah smell’ riles Rapid City businesses

April 12, 2012 in The Daily Republic

“Closed due to stinky hookah smell” proclaimed a handwritten note posted Wednesday in the window of Susan Grubl’s cosmetics store, accompanied by a drawing of a frowning face. Continue Reading

Hooked on hookah: Popularity of tobacco alternative brings warning from health experts

February 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Hookah smoking, which originated in India and the Middle East, is catching on throughout the United States, especially among younger people in college towns and larger cities, but medical professionals are concerned that the health risks are largely misunderstood. Continue Reading