ND puts $2,500 in anti-smoking funds toward Fargo gay pride festival
BISMARCK - A division of North Dakota's health department that aims to help smokers quit is putting $2,500 toward a gay pride festival in Fargo later this summer.
Officials from North Dakota Quits and the health department say they're trying to target populations with high smoking rates, but it's raised a question of whether the state should put public dollars toward endorsing a cause - whether it's a gay pride festival or just trying to get North Dakotans to kick the habit.
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