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Published July 24, 2013, 07:03 PM

Crookston bars could soon stay open until 2

The City of Crookston is one step closer to having a 2 am bar closing time. The Crookston City Council had to amend city codes at the meeting this week.

The City of Crookston is one step closer to having a 2 am bar closing time. The Crookston City Council had to amend city codes at the meeting this week.

One amendment will allow bars to have a 2 am Closing instead of 1 am. The bar owners will have the choice to stay open later or close earlier if they wish. Bar owners stress that they don't want people to get over intoxicated and they would continue to monitor that. Those opposed in the past say they worry a later bar close could encourage binge drinking. The city doesn't impose any fees, but there is a state fee based on the income of the establishment.

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