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Heidi Prickett, Bemidji testifies in front the Beltrami County Board on Tuesday evening informing the board how e-cigarettes helped her kick smoking and ask them to allow the citizens to be able to make their own choice. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Vaping debated, Beltrami County Board votes 3-2 to revise tobacco ordinances

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BEMIDJI — Proponents and opponents of vaping from Bemidji, Big Lake, Bagley and Mankato were among the crowd that filled the commissioners room at the county administration building Tuesday night in Bemidji. In a 3-to-2 vote, the second reading of proposed revisions to the county’s tobacco ordinances passed.


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Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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