Almanac North - May 3, 2013

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Video Summary

Topics: “Twin Ports Shipping News” & “Cigarette Tax Increase” & “Boise Paper Layoffs”

Description: Port officials across the Great Lakes are urging the Federal government to release funding for dredging. Shallow channel depths are limiting the cargo carried by ships. Minnesota lawmakers are considering increasing the state’s tobacco tax, and a coalition of health groups are campaigning for the change.

And a blow to the Northland economy this week: Boise’s paper mill in International Falls will be permanently laying off nearly 300 workers later this year.

Guests: Adolph Ojard, Executive Director – Duluth Seaway Port Authority; Pat McKone, American Lung Association; Ron Brochu, BusinessNorth Newspaper

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