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Ironwood commission split on parks smoking ban

 


By RALPH ANSAMI

ransami@yourdailyglobe.com

IRONWOOD — After considerable public input from former city officials, the Ironwood City Commission on Monday approved a list of parks to be considered for an outdoor smoking ban.

On a 3-1 vote, commissioners recommended only Curry Park, Randa Field, Miners Memorial Heritage Park and the Mt. Zion Park remain open to outdoor smoking. Eleven other parks or playground areas would have a smoking ban.

Brandon Tauer, a law enforcement officer, voted against commissioner Jim Mildren’s motion, saying an outdoor smoking ban in city parks would be a “...



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