Minnesota continues to be a hot bed of the Tobacco 21 movement, as the North Oaks City Council recently passed an ordinance raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old, giving the state just over two dozen municipalities to sign on with similar increases.

The city has not yet posted the final ordinance on its website, however, previous versions of the ordinance proposed an effective date of June 30.

North Oaks is home to approximately 5,200 residents and is located 10 miles north of St. Paul.

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Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.