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.”
The 35 counties where restrictions took effect Monday 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.
DNR to implement spring burning restrictions March 26 in northwest Minnesota Fire — 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.
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.
The Devils Lake City Commission has set a timeline for a decision on whether to extend the current smoking ban to bars. Outgoing Mayor Fred Bott said the controversial issue needs to be resolved.
April 26, 2010
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