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Fargo bar says it will exploit smoking ban 'loophole'

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FARGO - A local bar and cigar lounge owner here believes he has a way to get around the state smoking ban that is effective today.

"They left one little loophole open, and we will be taking full advantage of that," Dana Coulter, owner of JT Cigarro and Skky Bar, told The Forum on Wednesday.

Retail tobacco stores had been exempt in Fargo's city ban but are now explicitly defined as smoke-free zones under the ban approved by voters Nov. 6.

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