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Larry Burnside of Callaway puffs on a cigar at the Callaway Liquor Store Tuesday afternoon. The liquor store is one of a few bars on the White Earth Reservation that ­­allows smoking.

Callaway Liquor Store takes advantage of tribal smoking, gaming

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The statewide smoking ban that took effect on Oct. 1, 2007 has hit some bars around the area hard.

But not the on-sale portion of the Callaway Liquor Store. That's because smoking is still allowed in the bar that sits on the White Earth Reservation 11 miles north of Detroit Lakes.

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The city-owned bar has seen a nearly 80 percent increase in revenue since the ban was put in place.

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