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Taverns and private clubs fight smoking bans

Publication Date: 2005-03-11
  • Author:Matt McKinney
  • Publication:Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune

The issue: Smoking bans adopted in Minneapolis, Hennepin County and Bloomington are scheduled to take effect March 31.

New development: A coalition of bars and private clubs jointly filed suit Thursday in Hennepin County District Court to derail the smoking ban, claiming that it would drive customers away, cost them business and infringe on smokers' rights to use a legal product on private property...