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Police Credited For Saving Man Stabbed Over Cigarette

The quick thinking of three Minneapolis police officers is being credited for saving a man’s life. An officer saw two people arguing early Saturday morning on Nicollet Mall and 5th Street when a girl pulled out a knife and stabbed a man.

10/16/2014

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Looming MN Cigarette Tax Hike Spurs Buying Frenzy

A big jump in the state’s cigarette tax is still more than two weeks away, but it’s already having a huge impact on smokers. They’re stocking up and changing their habits.

06/11/2013

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Banning Smokers From Duluth Waterfront, Parks?

The state’s first city to ban smoking in all bars and restaurants wants to take the war against tobacco one step further. The Duluth city council will soon be voting on a proposed ordinance that would ban smokers from lighting up outside along its popular waterfront and parks.

08/28/2012

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Apartment Fire Kills 1 In Fergus Falls

A 62-year-old woman died Tuesday as the result of a fire at an apartment complex in Fergus Falls, authorities said.

06/28/2012

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Good Question: Is It Illegal To Toss A Cigarette On The Ground?

It is “definitely gross,” “disgusting,” and an outdoor “ashtray,” according to people we talked with. Cigarette butts are the number one form of litter along our nation’s roadways.

05/23/2012

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Despite Law, Fires Started By Cigarettes Still A Problem

In the past week, four separate fires have forced people from their homes around the state. Unattended cigarettes are to blame for fires in Mankato, Rochester, Hopkins, and Minneapolis, despite a 2008 law meant to reduce the risk of starting a fire.

12/23/2011

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Cigarette Blamed For Mpls. Apartment Fire

A cigarette may be to blame for a fire that broke out at an apartment building in Minneapolis early Friday morning.

12/23/2011

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Good Question: Will Graphic Warnings Get Smokers To Quit?

Cigarettes are addictive. Cigarettes cause cancer. Smoking can kill you. In a little more than one year, those are some of the warnings that will appear on cigarette boxes, if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gets its way.

06/21/2011

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Man’s Death Leads To Minn. Motel Fire

Fire investigators say a 70-year-old man’s death while smoking led to a fire at an International Falls motel.

12/28/2010

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Court: Light Cigarette Case Can Be Class-Action

The Minnesota Court of Appeals says a lawsuit against the makers of Marlboro Lights cigarettes can proceed as a class-action claim.

12/28/2010

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