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Buy deer licenses early
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May 12, 2014
Minnesota Sunday liquor-law feud ends quietly
ST. PAUL -- State lawmakers pushing to chip away at — and eventually repeal — the Minnesota law that prohibits liquor stores from opening on Sundays threw in the towel Friday. The effort is dead, for now. “I guess I consider the Rest In Peace date on this today, for the...
news / legislative
May 12, 2014 - 9:30am
March 7, 2014
Another try at Sunday liquor sales could start with 'baby step'
ST. PAUL -- Allowing liquor stores to open on Sundays remains a steep climb in the Minnesota Legislature, so its prime proponent is willing to accept "baby steps." Sen. Roger Reinert, D-Duluth, has introduced seven bills that to varying degrees allow Sunday sales, including some...
March 7, 2014 - 8:10am
March 2, 2014
City amends liquor law
Everyone wants a piece of the pie, but only if it’s a big slice. A few years ago, the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center needed a more organized way of providing alcohol during events that they hosted, as well as at private events that individuals hosted in the facility. So,...
news / Detroit Lakes
March 2, 2014 - 3:00pm
February 9, 2014
City liquor sales up by $500,000
According to Mayor Matt Brenk, 2013 was a good year in Detroit Lakes. Brenk gave his State of the City address Thursday afternoon prior to the city’s annual planning meeting. “Much like 2011 and 2012, we continue to see strong, steady growth,” he said. “Detroit Lakes...
news / Detroit Lakes
February 9, 2014 - 1:00pm
February 8, 2014
Detroit Lakes municipal liquor sales hit record high in 2013
The Detroit Lakes liquor store had a record year in 2013, despite being hacked and causing a lot of people credit card hassles. Thursday afternoon, council members and city staff gathered for the city’s annual planning meeting, discussing what happened in 2013 and planning ahead...
February 8, 2014 - 3:00pm
January 29, 2014
Municipal liquor stores funnel millions into city coffers
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...
January 29, 2014 - 9:44pm
May 2, 2013
Minnesota House defeats Sunday liquor sales
ST. PAUL — Another year, another defeat for Sunday liquor sales. The Minnesota House voted 106-21 Wednesday to retain state law forbidding Sunday liquor store hours. The issue arises regularly in the Legislature, always failing by a large amount. The vote came on an amendment...
news / legislative
May 2, 2013 - 8:29am
May 27, 2009
I'll drink to that...
On June 22, 1969, White Elephant Liquors opened its doors. Forty years later, now called Lake Park Liquors, the establishment is going strong and providing revenue for the city. The city paid cash for its $100,000 municipal liquor store 40 years ago, most likely saved from the profits...
May 27, 2009 - 2:32pm