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Smoked out? Tobacco sales go down in Minnesota, up in North Dakota

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John Hageman

Forum News Service

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — In the months since Minnesota raised taxes on tobacco products, more cigarettes were sold to retailers in North Dakota.

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And at the same time, it’s too early to tell whether the tax hike has reduced the number of smokers, one of its intended effects.

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