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Business owners fret over higher cigarette taxes starting July 1

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By Mark Zdechlik

MPR News 91.3 FM

Maplewood — Business is booming at Maplewood Tobacco, as a steady stream of customers tries to stock up before Minnesota’s cigarette tax jumps $1.60 a pack on July 1.


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