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LUVERNE — From the 2007 Freedom to Breathe Act that banned smoking in indoor public spaces to recent tax hikes on tobacco products, Minnesota health care agencies continue their efforts to reduce tobacco use. And while those efforts never stop, the goal is that today, on the 38th annual Great American Smoke-Out, more people take the first step in kicking the habit.


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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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