DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -

The Devils Lake City Commission is moving toward repealing a city ban on two dog breeds.

The ban on owning pit bulls and Staffordshire terriers has been in place since 1987.

The commission on Monday directed the city attorney to draft an ordinance that would end the ban.

Proponents of the move say people should be given the opportunity to be responsible dog owners.

The public will be able to weigh in before the commission takes final action late next month.