April 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
North Dakotans love their beer. A 2012 study by the Beer Institute ranked the state the nation’s No. 2 consumer of beer, falling only behind New Hampshire. Imbibing patrons at Player’s Sports Bar and Grill in Dickinson tend to choose beer over other drinks, said general manager Wayne Rau. Continue Reading
September 8, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun
A new project with a new approach to curb underage drinking is putting its roots down in Jamestown.
Unlike other prevention projects, Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol wants to influence policy to punish the providers of alcohol to those who are underage.
July 11, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
I was fortunate to have June 30 off from work. That gave me the opportunity to take my 3-year-old daughter to the Fourth of July parade in downtown Dickinson. Continue Reading
July 9, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
BISMARCK Days after a West Fargo family was killed in an alcohol-related crash, officials debated Monday how to address North Dakota’s growing problem of drunken driving with some blaming society’s lax attitudes and others pushing for tougher state laws. Continue Reading
June 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
When Brittany Hillerud sets foot on the UND campus this fall, university officials believe she and her fellow freshmen will be more aware of the dangers of alcohol than previous classes. UND is requiring all incoming freshmen to complete an online alcohol education course, designed to better prepare students to deal with drinking-related issues they may encounter. Continue Reading
April 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune
WILLMAR “Underage Drinking: It’s Not Minor Anymore” is the focus of a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 23 in the multipurpose room at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building in Willmar. Continue Reading
February 1, 2012 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE (AP) The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday passed a bill that would provide immunity for underage drinkers who make an emergency call to help an impaired friend. Continue Reading
January 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The “Wheel of Fortune” wasn’t the only thing spinning for Pat Sajak and Vanna White back in the day. Continue Reading
December 30, 2011 in West Central Tribune
NEW YORK Parents of teens: If you think a drinking disaster at your kid’s party can’t happen at your house, not with your kid, because he’s a good kid, it’s time to wake up and smell the whiskey bottle tossed on your lawn.
December 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Because of the high risk of underage drinking and driving this time of year, many parents open their homes to partying teens as a way to keep them off the roads. What some may not know is that liability laws can leave Mom and Dad vulnerable to lawsuits, fines and even jail time if underage drinking is found to be going on under their roof. Continue Reading