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Teens without tans wanted


ST. PAUL -- Some Minnesota lawmakers want to combat cancer in teenagers by banning them from tanning beds.

The bill sponsored by Democratic Reps. JoAnn Ward of Woodbury, a retired teacher, and Chris Eaton of Brooklyn Center, a nurse, comes after a state Health Department survey showing that up a third of the state's teen girls used tanning beds in the past year.

Half went at least 10 times, the report indicated.

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Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.
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