Nine Fargo restaurants & bars fail alcohol compliance checks

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Although a majority of businesses passed the most recent alcohol compliance checks, Fargo’s Police Chief says some have a “culture” of serving alcohol to minors. “Most of these people are trained, some of them are even looking at ID’s, and they’re serving anyway,” Chief David Zibolski said during Wednesday’s Liquor Control Board meeting. Nine out of…

Grand Forks pub supports Bochenski’s decision to close bars, restaurants early

Grand Forks bars, liquor stores and restaurants serving alcohol had to close early beginning this past Saturday

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — As UND students return to campus, Grand Forks has seen a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases among people in their twenties. “We expect our students, upon their return, either to test before they come back to campus or shortly after,” said UND President Dr. Andrew Armacost a couple weeks ago. 15 to 29-year-olds make up 87…

Fargo City Commission approves Target liquor license

FARGO, N.D. – You will be able to buy alcohol at Target Wine & Spirits in the near future. The Fargo City Commissioners unanimously approve its liquor license application. The Class-B limited license will cost the corporation $80,000 and it is non-transferable. Target plans to construct the liquor store just north of its current retail location along 13th Avenue South….

Proposed Law Would Track Fargo Businesses Overserving Alcohol

"Place of Last Drink" would have officers ask people at the point of arrest where they last drank

FARGO, N.D. — City leaders are looking at tracking businesses that overserve alcohol. A proposal called place of last drink, or POLD, would have officers ask people at the point of arrest where they had their last drink. “Occasionally they do get somebody that does lie about where they had their last drink, again you’re looking at a big pattern…

New Rules To Drink Alcohol During The Downtown Street Fair

People can consume alcohol on the street, but have to follow certain guidelines

FARGO, N.D. — The Downtown Street Fair kicks off tomorrow, and there’s a new rule that lets you drink out on the street.  You do, however, have to follow certain guidelines. “There are certain vendors they have chosen that are allowed to distribute alcohol during the street fair,” Jessica Schindeldecker, public information officer for the Fargo Police Department, said. Those vendors…

5th Annual Bartenders Battle Goes Tiki Themed!

Now the top eight get to compete for the title based on taste, presentation and creativity

FARGO, ND — The 5th Annual Bartenders Battle kicked off at the Holiday Inn where everyone was decked out in tiki themed outfits! Over the last three months there has been a competition between some of the best local bartenders called the cocktail showdown. Now the top eight get to compete for the title based on taste, presentation and creativity….

Will Both New Bars Receive Class Z Licenses?

Fargo City Commissioners were supposed to pick out of a hat but before that could happen, conversation sparked

FARGO, ND — The city of Fargo has an ordinance that says if there are more applicants than licenses available, they must have a drawing. Two businesses were in the running for a Class Z liquor license but both new bars may have a successful future. Which new bar will receive the one Class Z license available? “We’ve got two…

Nebraska Supreme Court Upholds Decision on Not Renewing Liquor Licenses of Whiteclay

The court is upholding the state regulators decision to not renew the liquor licenses of those stores

  PINE RIDGE, SD — The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected the request to resume beer sales in Whiteclay, a small village near the Pine Ridge Reservation. Alcohol is banned on the reservation, but at least four liquor stores in Whiteclay, which has nine residents, allowed for a hangout where people tended to drink and allegedly get out of hand….

Grand Forks Sheriff’s Office Offering Incentive for Alcohol Server Training

The coalition will provide a cash card for people who complete the training by September 30th

  GRAND FORKS, ND — The Grand Forks Sheriff’s Office is giving a little incentive to local businesses if they complete online training for alcohol serving. The sheriff’s office is teaming up with the Grand Forks Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition to promote Responsible Alcohol Server Training. They are asking employees and managers of bars, restaurants and liquor stores to complete…