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Event liquor licenses in peril because of government shutdown

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The Minnesota government shutdown has affected the sale of liquor and impacted special events requesting a license.

The Wadena City Council approved a temporary liquor license for the Nite Owl to serve at the Wadena County Fair -- on condition that the state government reaches an agreement and resumes non-essential functions.


The council approved a municipal beer license for the Nite Owl in case the state was still shut down and unable to process liquor applications.

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