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Scott Fergen, Fargo, letter: Loss of businesses serious for Moorhead

It would seem to me that if people like Lauri Shanks (Moorhead city councilwoman) and Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, are going to promote a smoking ban in bars in Moorhead that they could come up with some out-of-the-box thinking to support the...

It would seem to me that if people like Lauri Shanks (Moorhead city councilwoman) and Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, are going to promote a smoking ban in bars in Moorhead that they could come up with some out-of-the-box thinking to support the loss of business that will unquestionably be felt by these businesses. It's been a long time since Moorhead business had any representation.

Just look at downtown Moorhead compared to downtown Fargo. Downtown Moorhead looks like a ghost town, and it's about to get worse.

I would be willing to bet that Moorhead representatives and lawmakers end up supporting those downtown Fargo smoke-filled restaurants at some point. It might be the only option.

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