Tobacco 21 fails in Saint Peter, issue could be readdressed

By |2018-04-24T13:58:07-05:00April 24th, 2018|

Needing a majority vote to pass Tobacco 21 in Saint Peter, the City Council was split Monday night on the ordinance change that failed on a 3-3 tie. Council member Susan Carlin was not present at the meeting, but last month indicated that she is in support of Tobacco 21. A motion to table the issue until all members were present was not passed, setting up a vote on changing the smoking age from 18 to 21, which ultimately failed. Following the council meeting, Councilman Jeff Brand signed onto a request by John Kvamme to have the ordinance change put back [...]

Tobacco 21 approved in North Mankato, Mankato will make a decision later this month

By |2018-02-06T13:10:52-06:00February 6th, 2018|

Tobacco 21 has officially passed in North Mankato. On a vote of 3-1, the City Council adopted the policy which increased the purchasing age of tobacco from 18 to 21 but will not criminalize the activity. "Making this choice is a good thing to impact the youth of our community," said North Mankato resident Jeremy Kolars. The lone no vote was from Councilman Billy Steiner who said he despises cigarettes and smoking, but felt it is more of a state issue than a municipal issue. "If say North Mankato bans cigaretts, they can go across the bridge to LeHillier. They can [...]

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