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PJ file photo Members of the Wadena VFW stand in front of the monument at the cemetery in this photo from the May 19, 1987 Pioneer Journal. From left, Ted Fischer, Ken McLeod, Cy Dockendorf, Chuck Sartell, Bob Gorghuber, Oliver Putikka and Art Vierkant.

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Excerpts from the May 17, 2007 Pioneer Journal

• Butt out: Smoking banned from bars

Wadena VFW ash trays will soon be empty, and sitting down for a smoke and a cup of coffee at Boondock's Cafe will be a thing of the past, after a statewide smoking ban cleared the Legislature Friday.


Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced he would sign the "Freedom to Breathe Act," which bans smoking in nearly all public workplaces, into law Wednesday morning.

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