ST. PAUL -- Rep. Greg Blaine, R-Little Falls, introduced legislation that would clarify language in existing state law to allow Camp Ripley to continue to rent buildings to the public.
The bill recently was approved in the House Government Operations and Veteran Affairs Committee and is scheduled to be heard in the House State Government Finance Committee.
Blaine said the bill is designed to straighten out a discrepancy noted by the state auditor. The camp currently leases space to accommodate education and training needs for groups such as the DNR, the State Patrol, firefighters and law officers.
Smoke-free meeting set in Breezy Point Tuesday
BREEZY POINT -- A public information meeting to gain community input on a possible smoke-free ordinance in Crow Wing County will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Breezy Point Town Hall.
Blaine bill would exempt certain vending items
ST. PAUL -- Rep. Greg Blaine, R-Little Falls, has introduced legislation that would exempt certain vending machine products from the state's sales tax.
Blaine's bill would exempt milk and water from the state law that says all items sold in vending machines are subject to the sales tax.
"If we are to encourage healthier choices then let's offer a benefit to choose milk and water," Blaine said.
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