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Rep. Tom Huntley, DFL-Duluth, is a co-sponsor of a bill that would require Minnesota's foster care homes to be smoke-free. FILE PHOTO | STATE CAPITOL BUREAU

State's foster homes may be next to go smoke-free

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DULUTH -- The "no-smoking" sign will be on for homes with foster children, if a bill in the Minnesota Legislature is passed.

The legislation would follow the lead of St. Louis, Lake and Beltrami counties, which already require foster homes to be smoke-free, said Jill Doberstein, Duluth-based program manager for tobacco control with the American Lung Association in Minnesota.

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