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Penalties for retailers added to tobacco ordinance

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St. Croix County has a new tool for keeping retailers and their employees from selling tobacco products to minors.

Last Thursday, the County Board amended the county ordinance banning tobacco sales to minors to include penalties for retailers and store clerks who knowingly violate the ordinance.

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The ordinance makes an individual who sells cigarettes or other tobacco products to someone under the age of 18 subject to a forfeiture of up to $500.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
(715) 426-1066
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