Minneapolis smoking ban
On Friday, July 23, 2004, in a 12-1 vote, the Minneapolis City Council "approved the passage of an ordinance that bans smoking in liquor and food establishments, bowling alleys and pool and billiard halls. The new law [became] effective March 31, 2005. The Minneapolis vote came three days after the City of Bloomington voted to restrict smoking in bars, restaurants and workplaces.
"The Council also approved a resolution urging the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners to enact a countywide smoke-free ordinance prohibiting smoking in places of employment and restaurants." 
- "Minneapolis approves citywide smoking ban," City of Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 23, 2004.
- Tom Scheck, "Minneapolis council passes smoking ban," Minnesota Public Radio, July 23, 2004.
- "The Minneapolis smoking ban, one year later...," American Lung Association of Minnesota, April 25, 2005.
- "Smoke Out Gary" Ongoing news and commentary on the Minneapolis smoking ban and the personalities and organizations involved.