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Municipal liquor stores funnel millions into city coffers

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MOORHEAD – City-run liquor stores and bars across Minnesota are often profitable operations that funnel millions of dollars into cities and ultimately taxpayer pockets.


So why isn’t cash-strapped Moorhead, fresh off a heated debate about funding the public library, considering setting up a municipal liquor store?

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Erik Burgess
Erik Burgess covers city and county government for The Forum. He started as the paper's night reporter in 2012, after graduating from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. He was born and raised in Grand Forks, N.D., and also spent time interning at the Grand Forks Herald.  Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to
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