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Customers of the Save Tobacco Super Store are not happy about proposed cigarette tax increases.

Proposed cigarette tax increases draw local ire

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BEMIDJI —The counter at the Save Tobacco Super Store is an unlikely forum for political debate.

But these days, customers are talking —and often at length —about the state Legislature’s plan to increase taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products.

“It sucks,” says one loyal shopper. A flyer hangs off of the register nearby, urging customers to contact legislators and oppose a tax increase.

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John Hageman
John Hageman covers local business and Grand Forks' legislative delegation. Get more business news at aroundtown.areavoices.com. 
(701) 780-1244
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