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ND smoking ban: 1 year later; Support increases, businesses see no change

November 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

Support has only increased in the year since North Dakota voters decided to end smoking in bars, the group that lobbied to implement the law said.
North Dakotans got the measure on last November’s general election ballot and it passed with a super…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND smoking ban: 1 year later; Support increases, businesses see no change

November 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

Support has only increased in the year since North Dakota voters decided to end smoking in bars, the group that lobbied to implement the law said.
North Dakotans got the measure on last November’s general election ballot and it passed with a super…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Boar’s Nest provides out-of-town opportunity for fun

July 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

RURAL DICKINSON Sometimes a beer and a burger taste a little better when you’re in the country. Luckily for area city dwellers, a group of businessmen from Dickinson happened upon the old Joy Haven property and saw potential in some of the buildings 8 miles north of town. Continue Reading

Local bars excited over electronic bingo

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

Smoking ban takes effect Dec. 6

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

Freedom to Breathe law marks fifth year

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

The etiquette of buying a round

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

Dickinson police: Reports of fighting up

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

Pennington County, Minn., bar seeks 2 a.m. closing

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

Bar’s get-out-the-vote move backfires

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