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Wed Apr 19, 2017, 03:36 PM

'Appalled' liquor commissioners vote to deny licenses for Whiteclay (near Pine Ridge SD) beer stores

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LINCOLN — A state liquor board took the unprecedented step Wednesday of voting to deny the renewal of the liquor licenses of four beer stores in Whiteclay, Nebraska.

The Nebraska Liquor Control Commission voted 3-0 to deny the licenses of the stores. One commissioner said that law enforcement was “woefully inadequate” to allow liquor sales there.

“We were appalled by some of the attitudes of Sheridan County officials that they don’t have a problem there. We found that to be bogus,” said Bob Batt of Omaha, the chairman of the liquor board.

People in the standing-room-only audience in a tiny meeting room at the State Office Building applauded and hugged after the vote was taken.


Batt went on to describe Whiteclay alcohol sales as "assisted suicide."

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RedWedge Apr 2017 OP
MineralMan Apr 2017 #1
RedWedge Apr 2017 #3
MineralMan Apr 2017 #6
NCTraveler Apr 2017 #2
RedWedge Apr 2017 #4
hatrack Apr 2017 #5

Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 03:42 PM

1. Whiteclay, NE has a population of 14.

Fourteen, as recorded in 2000. Four beer stores? Uff da! Those stores are there to sell beer to the nearby Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, which is actually located in South Dakota. There's always more to the story...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiteclay,_Nebraska

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 03:50 PM

3. Your link is helpful for those who may not know about Whiteclay.

I figured it was common knowledge and that others would see this is a useful action.

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Response to RedWedge (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 04:19 PM

6. No problem. I figured most people had no idea where or what

Whiteclay is. Heck, most people don't really know where Nebraska really is.

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 03:48 PM

2. The town has a population of 12 people.

 

The stores serve the Indian Reservation.

A population of twelve and they sold the equivalent of 3.5 million cans of beer in 2015.

http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/sheridan-commissioners-recommend-approval-of-whiteclay-beer-store-licenses/article_87aa4739-cff0-5011-92a1-d7ca45000079.html

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 03:51 PM

4. Yep, it'll be interesting to see if it survives an appeal and makes a difference.

Here's hoping it does.

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Response to RedWedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 03:55 PM

5. Drove through there once . . . two words came to mind: "Horror" and "Predator"

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