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Several arrested for underage drinking

November 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — Lyon County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested and charged several minors with possession of alcohol Saturday after deputies received an anonymous tip of an underage party.
At approximately 1 a.m., law enforcement investigate…continue reading on

Voting on the wine ordinance

May 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

The following explanation of the referendum regarding the ordinance allowing the sale of wine on sidewalks in downtown Mitchell will appear on ballots for the city’s voters for the June 3 election.

“In June of 2013 the Mitchell City Council adopte…continue reading on

OUR VIEW: Vote yes for outdoor wine

May 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

Sioux Falls has a great downtown, but it wasn’t always that way.

One of the sparks that ignited the rebirth of downtown Sioux Falls was outdoor dining, and a major factor supporting the viability of outdoor dining is the opportunity to have an alc…continue reading on

Alcohol saturation results in 24 DUI arrests, many other citations

May 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON – A recent North Dakota Highway Patrol alcohol saturation effort in Williams and McKenzie counties resulted in 24 arrests for driving under the influence, the patrol said Monday.

Troopers held the enforcement effort May 1-11.

It als…continue reading on

N.D. lawmakers look to remedy dual convictions for DUI, refusal: Revisions being considered to stiffer law that passed last year

May 6, 2014 in Uncategorized


BISMARCK — State lawmakers are looking to clear up several areas of a tougher drunken driving law approved last year, including one provision that allows offenders to be convicted for both DUI and refusing a field sobriety test in the sam…continue reading on

Charges filed over party that led to MN teen’s death

March 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

MONTEVIDEO — A 19-year-old college student and his father are facing misdemeanor charges for allegedly violating Lac qui Parle County’s social host ordinance.
The charges stem from a party in rural Lac qui Parle County in west-central Minnesota …continue reading on

Corn Palace fails alcohol sting

February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

An employee at the city-owned Corn Palace was caught selling a bottle of wine to an underage, confidential informant in a random alcohol compliance check Tuesday.

Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling informed the Mitchell City Council of the incide…continue reading on

OUR VIEW: Deadwood alcohol law sounds good if reasons are legit

February 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

Deadwood hotels want the option to serve alcohol around the clock, and a proposal in the state Legislature may do just that.

Earlier this week, a legislative committee gave its OK to a plan that would allow hotels to sell booze and allow on-site c…continue reading on

24-hour alcohol sales for Deadwood squeak through House

February 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — The state House of Representatives decided Thursday that bars in Deadwood hotels should be treated differently than all of the others in South Dakota.

House members voted 36-33 to allow Deadwood hotels to sell and serve alcohol round the…continue reading on

Pulling an all-nighter — with beverages

February 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — A legislative committee gave its endorsement Wednesday to letting Deadwood hotels sell alcohol and allow on-site consumption 24 hours a day.

That would align with gambling already allowed round-the-clock in the local casinos.

An estab…continue reading on

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