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Cottage Grove council unanimously rejects smoking ban in city parks

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Cottage Grove City Council members snuffed out a proposed smoking ban in city parks.

Council members unanimously opposed a policy that would have prohibited smoking in city parks with some exceptions allowed, including for private events and at the city-owned River Oaks Golf Course.


Council concerns included how to enforce a policy, which unlike an ordinance would have no legal penalty.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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