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     March 20, 2019      #52-79 PB1

Will Olmsted County raise the age for buying

By Randy Petersen

Olmsted County Commissioner Sheila Kiscaden noted the county has led efforts to establish tobacco ordinances in the past.

Now, she’s encouraging her fellow commissioners to consider following 24 other communities in the state in raising the minimum age for tobacco purchases from 18 to 21.

“We will be joining a larger group of organizations that are urging our state to take a good public health approach,” she said Tuesday.

The county commissioners are planning to hold an April 2 ...

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Randy Petersen