Reactions mixed after first year of smoking ban
A year has come and gone already since Minnesota's statewide smoking ban went into effect. For the most part, Farmington bars and restaurants are rebounding from the initial decrease that followed the ban.
No one will argue against the fact bars and restaurants generally smell better without the scent of cigarette smoke. But local businesses did feel an initial pinch, and in at least one case, the ban led to much bigger problems.