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Minnesota stores face loss of revenue after cigarette tax hike

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MOORHEAD – The Legislature gave Josh Larson a huge incentive to quit smoking.

“I am currently working on that,” said Larson, store manager at Oasis Convenience store in north Moorhead.

His timing couldn’t be better. The Minnesota Legislature recently raised taxes on cigarettes $1.60 a pack, bringing state taxes to $2.52 per pack.

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