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Healthy Living News and Current Events

Public Hearing for Proposed Amendments to the Minneapolis Staple Foods Ordinance

The City of Minneapolis is proposing revisions to the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, Title 10, Chapter 203.20 which currently requires licensed grocery stores to provide and maintain a minimum sales floor area of two thousand (2,000) square feet and a minimum of four (4) adjoining off street parking spaces. The City Council will consider the following amendments:

The Minneapolis City Council will consider the proposed amendments at a public hearing on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 1:30pm in City Hall Room 317.Minneapolis business owners and residents are invited to share their opinions about the proposed ordinance amendments in person at the public hearing or in writing at


Great American SmokeoutNovember 20th is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, a day to encourage people to become 100% tobacco free and share resources that can help. Quitting tobacco—whether cigarettes, chew, or other forms—is one of the most important steps you can take to be healthier and protect your loved ones. The benefits are immediate. The Minnesota Quit Plan offers free tools, resources and two weeks of free nicotine replacement products to help you get started.

The Health, Environment and Community Engagement Committee of the Minneapolis City Council approved an ordinance amendment to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in indoor public places and indoor places of employment. The full City Council will consider the ordinance on December 5th. The proposed ordinance amendment is available here. 

Last updated Nov 24, 2014