January 22, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
Owners and managers of local bars with electronic pulltabs say that the games are slowly catching on, but they’re more excited about electronic bingo.
They’re also wondering why more bars haven’t plugged in to electronic gaming yet. Continue Reading
November 16, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
North Dakota voters on Nov. 6 decided 66 percent to 34 percent to ban smoking in all public places and workplaces, including bars, through Measure 4. This ban takes effect 30 days after the election, meaning that by Dec. 6 all bars must be smoke free. Continue Reading
October 1, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe
Smoke-free bars, restaurants find business is good after ban
LUVERNE Minnesota’s Freedom to Breathe Act, the legislation that prohibited smoking inside bars, restaurants, workplaces and indoor public spaces, marked its fifth anniversary Monday, and though the milestone was worthy of celebrations Monday night in Hardwick and Marshall, local health officials say there is still more work to be done. Continue Reading
September 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
It’s Friday night and the bar server is headed your way with a tray full of shots. You flag her down and buy a round for your table.
One round turns into three and before you know it, you’re down $50. Continue Reading
August 27, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
Fights, particularly those in or near bars, are becoming more commonplace in Dickinson as the population increases with an oil boom. Continue Reading
May 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Pennington County, Minn., will soon have its first bar with a 2 a.m. closing.
County commissioners recently granted the one-hour extension to Carpenter’s Corner, a rural bar in the northwestern corner of the county, 10 miles west of Thief River Falls. Continue Reading
May 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating a downtown Grand Forks bar’s promotion of rewarding voters with a free beer. The investigation includes the involvement of Tyrone Grandstrand, a candidate for Grand Forks mayor in the June 12 election. The promotion by Gilly’s Bar and Grill, a popular bar for young adults, awarded customers with a free drink if they displayed an “I voted” sticker. On Friday, Gilly’s provided bus transportation from the UND campus to the county office building downtown, where absentee voting is available. Continue Reading
April 5, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press
Summer is on its way, which means tourists are too. At four Alexandria establishments, they can enjoy a cool drink on a hot summer night a little longer.
Early in 2012, Bug-A-Boo Bay and Fat Daddy’s at Garden Center Lanes pursued and won the right to extend their last call from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. Raapers and Depot Express soon followed suit. Continue Reading
March 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Operators of several bars in Wahpeton and neighboring Breckenridge, Minn., are banding together to try to reduce violence after a string of incidents in recent months. Continue Reading
February 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
For 37 years, Grafton bar owner allowed smoking, but now says ‘times have change’A smoke-free bar isn’t exactly a proven business plan here.
“Three tried it. All three failed miserably,” Extra End owner John Aasand said Monday. Despite that history, starting March 1, Aasand will be the fourth Grafton bar owner to give it a whirl. He’s confident the going-out-of-business streak will be snapped. Continue Reading