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Fargo commissioners in favor of relaxed public drinking ban

February 27, 2018

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fargo City Commissioners have affirmatively responded to downtown business leaders who want to relax the city’s public drinking ban.

Commissioners voted unanimously to direct the city attorney to draft an amendment to the drinking ordinance.

KFGO reports Downtown Community Partnership CEO Melissa Rademacher told commissioners a relaxed ordinance would benefit restaurants and retailers by bringing in more business. Rademacher says Sioux Falls allows public drinking at certain downtown events and it’s been a success.?

Commissioner Tony Gehrig says the city should be ready to approve requests to loosen public drinking at events outside of the downtown area as well.

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Information from: KFGO-AM, http://www.kfgo.com

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