An attempt to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 in St. Peter, Minn. has failed.
The City Council voted 3-3 for the measure Monday night with one member absent. A motion to take up the matter again in three weeks also failed.
St. Peter is located just 12 miles north of Mankato, which rejected a similar measure, though neighboring North Mankato did approve a minimum purchasing age increase.
It would appear that St. Peter will take up the measure at a later, though undetermined, date.
St. Peter has a population just over 10,000 and is located in Nicollet County.