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Health dept forgives fine to Sebeka

News Wadena,Minnesota 56482
Wadena PJ
Health dept forgives fine to Sebeka
Wadena Minnesota 314 S. Jefferson 56482

The Minnesota Department of Health recently forgave Sebeka a $1,400 fine after city officials posted signs and made sure all indoor smoking was eliminated.

Investigators found an ash tray and a cigarette butt in the police chief's office.

"Our typical protocol would not call for issuing a monetary penalty for the first complaint," DOH Indoor Air Enforcement Coordinator John Olson said.

It has been illegal to smoke in a public building or business place in Minnesota since Oct. 1, 2007.