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Published May 23, 2010, 11:32 AM

Napoleon to vote on bar smoking

NAPOLEON, N.D. (AP) — Voters in the southeast North Dakota town of Napoleon will decide in June whether bar patrons in the town of 850 people can continue to light up.

NAPOLEON, N.D. (AP) — Voters in the southeast North Dakota town of Napoleon will decide in June whether bar patrons in the town of 850 people can continue to light up.

There are two bars in Napoleon. One wants to be smoke-free, the other does not. City Attorney Gerald Kuhn says a citizen petition brought the matter to a vote. If the measure passes, both bars would have to ban smoking within 60 days.

Deran Piatz, who manages The Downtowner, says that bar wants to go smoke-free, but not on its own.

Susie White, owner of Freddie's, says smoking and drinking "go together like ice cream and chocolate."

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