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Property tax relief, education funding and affordable, accessible health care -- those are the cornerstone issues that will shape much of the debate in the 2007 session of the Minnesota State Legislature, which starts today.


But there has also been a resurgence of interest in a perennial issue that continues to divide Minnesota's body politic: a statewide smoking ban.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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