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ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House for the second time voted Wednesday to ban devices that dispense alcoholic mists, an attempt to make sure the prohibition makes it into law as time runs out for the 2006 legislative session.

The "alcohol without liquid" device ban was part of a broader public safety measure that also gave law enforcement officers more authority to notify the public when a sex offender moves in from out of state.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.