- Associated Press - Monday, May 5, 2014
Lawmakers move to impose regulations on e-cigs

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota House has moved to impose regulations on the sale of electronic cigarettes though it has stopped short of preventing their use in most public places.

A series of limitations on the fast-spreading devices were added to a health policy bill headed toward passage Monday night. The bill would expressly bar sales to minors, outlaw their use on school property, prohibit their sales from mall kiosks and require their nicotine liquid come in child-resistant packaging.

The bill also bars e-cigarette use in state-owned buildings. The House didn’t attempt to classify e-cigarettes as traditional tobacco products and make them subject to the clean indoor air act.

A companion Senate bill does include the indoor air language. Supporters fended off an effort earlier Monday to pare the Senate bill back.


Former Minnesota Boy Scout’s abuse lawsuit settles

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Attorneys for a sexual abuse survivor who says he was molested by a Minnesota scoutmaster say they’ve reached a settlement in principal of all claims with the Boy Scouts of America.

A man identified only as John Doe 180 sued the Scouts and other defendants in 2011, alleging they were negligent in allowing former scoutmaster Peter Stibal (STY’-buhl) II access to children. Stibal is serving a 21-year prison term for sexually abusing John Doe 180 and three other Scouts.

Attorney Jeff Anderson says they settled only with the national Boy Scouts of America. He says they dropped the plaintiff’s former troop, the Burnsville church that sponsored it and the local Scout council from the lawsuit.

The Boy Scouts’ National Council says it’s pleased it was able to reach a settlement.


Eaglet seen struggling on DNR camera euthanized

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says an injured eaglet seen struggling on the agency’s popular “eagle cam” has been euthanized.

WCCO-TV (http://cbsloc.al/1lSMbi1) reports the DNR initially said it would not interfere with the nest, but then changed its approach.

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