Diane Thorson

Otter Tail County Becomes First MN County to Raise Minimum Tobacco Age

The measure passed unanimously by Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. —¬†When Diane Thorson began serving as Otter Tail County’s Public Health Director in 1978, she said it was common to see county commissioners smoking in the council chambers. Forty years later, Thorson says she’s glad the men sitting in those same chairs did their part to make it harder for kids to get a hold of tobacco…