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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…

West Fargo Considers Changing City-Wide Parking Ordinance

The city wants to make clearing city streets after snow events easier

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The city of West Fargo is considering a revision of its city–wide parking ordinance. According to city leaders, they have received complaints about cars remaining parked in one location for more than the allowed 72 hours. They also say that cars parked on city streets also make snow removal a challenge. The city hopes that a…

Minnesota Rooftop Bar Cancels Reservations of Igloo Outdoor Dining

The small igloo huts were popular and the bar had hundreds of reservations to last through the winter months

  ROCHESTER, Minn. — A Minnesota bar, who was offering a unique dining experience to customers, is being forced to cancel their reservations over a city ordinance. La Vetta, a rooftop bar in Rochester, installed plastic, heated igloos and placed them as outdoor eating areas for customers. The small igloo huts were popular and the bar had hundreds of reservations…

Minneapolis Working to Restrict Sales of Menthol Cigarettes

San Francisco and Chicago have similar policies

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The sale of menthol cigarettes in Minneapolis may soon be restricted to adult-only tobacco shops. The city has an ordinance that limits other flavored tobacco products to adult-only tobacco shops. Council Member Cam Gordon says restricting menthols is the next step. Anti-smoking advocates say a mint-flavored compound in the cigarettes that creates a cooling sensation makes…

Moorhead Man Cited for Showing BB Gun During Disturbance Call

Police responded to a handgun disturbance Sunday night that turned out to be a BB gun

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead police responded to a disturbance call allegedly involving a handgun early Sunday night. When police arrived, they found out it was actually a BB gun. “In this case, it was reported that there was a male outside waving around a black gun,” said Lt. Tory Jacobson with the Moorhead Police Department. At a first glance, a…

Those with Limited Mobility at Risk from Snow Covered Walkways

A fine isn't the only risk you face by not shoveling

Snow covered sidewalks can be an annoyance for everyone but for those with physical disabilities they can be dangerous. “You pretty much have to have bare pavement or you’re going to be at risk of getting stuck,” said Executive Director of the Freedom Resource Center,  Nate Aalgaard. Aalgaard is wheelchair bound and winter can be an especially tough time. “There’s…