Tobacco Product Manufacturing

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    Convenience Stores Say Tobacco Taxes Are Killing Them

    You have to consider the source, but a new study funded by a consortium of the Minnesota Wholesale Marketers Association, a bunch of gas stations, and big tobacco finds that the increased cigarette and tobacco taxes that went into effect last year are having a devastating impact on businesses.The ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    MN Supreme Court's dismissal of Marb Lights lawsuit represents victory for big tobacco

    In 1998, then-Minnesota Attorney General "Skip" Humphrey and Philip Morris reached a $6.1 billion settlement after the state alleged that the tobacco company used deceptive marketing, advertising, and research to encourage people to smoke. The settlement barred any future lawsuits regarding Philip M ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 10, 2008

    Ciresi, Over and Out

    "The memories and friendships forged are timeless," Mike Ciresi said in a statement released on his website announcing his departure from the U.S. Senate race. He's evi ... More >>

  • News

    February 5, 2003

    We Smoked 'Em

    Court of appeals agrees: City Pages can examine tobacco settlement records

  • Books

    June 6, 2001

    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

    A longtime antismoking advocate just says no to billboards

  • News

    November 8, 2000

    Smoke and Mirrors

    Two years after picking billions of dollars out of Big Tobacco's pocket, state officials are still having trouble polishing their next trick: Figuring out how to spend it

  • Books

    April 19, 2000

    Butt Ugly

    Minnesota's deal with Big Tobacco was supposed to be worth $6 billion. But what if the golden goose lays an egg?

  • Books

    February 3, 1999

    Nicotine Fit

    He's been thrown out of court on his ear, but Roger Conant is still railing about the legal fees from the tobacco settlement

  • Books

    January 27, 1999

    Chain Smoking

    He's done Amway. He's sold cable TV. But this cyber-cig deal, says Kevin Kintzi, is the real McCoy.

  • Books

    September 23, 1998

    Sue 'Em if You Got 'Em

    Hennepin County leads the next round of tobacco litigation

  • News

    May 6, 1998

    Trial by Paper

    Millions of tobacco-industry documents find a home in the crammed back rooms of the Depot

  • Feature

    May 6, 1998


    Dying for a smoke: For decades now, the American public has died for the Marlboro Man's sins. Today, he's ready to die for ours.

  • News

    November 26, 1997

    Puff Daddies

    State ethics officials use fuzzy logic to dismiss complaints about Gov. Arne Carlson's Cigarette-Company Junket

  • News

    October 15, 1997

    Marlboro Man

    Arne Carlson's sudden announcement of support for the proposed U.S. settlement with cigarette manufacturers raises new questions about a vacation the governor and his wife took to Australia last year with Phillip Morris execs.

  • News

    August 7, 1996