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Governor signs statewide smoking ban into law

Publication Date: 5/16/2007
  • Author:AP
  • Publication:St. Paul Pioneer Press

Take that cigarette outside.

Minnesota will outlaw smoking in bars, restaurants and other establishments starting October First.

Gov. Pawlenty signed the statewide smoking ban into law this morning outside an Eagan restaurant.

Pawlenty says ten years from now people will look back at the law and say, "Of course."

The governor was surrounded by dozens of supporters of the smoking ban as he signed the bill into law on the patio of the Granite City Food and Brewery in Eagan.