A trio of Minnesota cities and towns passed tobacco purchasing age increases this week, raising the number of municipalities in the state to join the Tobacco 21 movement over the 50 mark.
On Tuesday, St. James passed the first reading of its ordinance, with a second vote slated for Nov. 5. It will go into effect after being published in the local newspaper. Then on Wednesday the Golden Valley and Scandia each passed their own ordinances.
Earlier in the week, they were joined by both West St. Paul and St. Paul, upping the number of cities to pass Tobacco 21 bills this week.