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A tobacco license in the city of Alexandria costs $35 per year.

City expands definition of tobacco

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Alexandria's rules against tobacco products are changing.

The Alexandria City Council approved preliminary amendments to its ordinance for tobacco licensing and regulations at its last meeting.


The changes include a much broader definition of tobacco products to reflect a new generation of products that have entered the market, such as sticks, orbs, strips and snus.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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