There won’t be a smoking ban in Winona, Minn. parks, but rather an encouragement not to light up. On Monday, the Winona City Council voted 5-2 to have city staff draft a policy discouraging smoking in parks without making it illegal.
The result wasn’t what the group Live Well Winona wanted, but director Janneke Sobeck told the Winona Daily News that it’s a good first step.
A timeline for the new policy to be drafted and voted on has not yet been announced.
Winona is home to just under 28,000 residents and is located about 118 miles southeast of Minneapolis.