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Published May 04, 2011, 06:41 PM

Devils Lake Working to Grow

Despite its problems with rising water, Devils Lake continues to make economic advances. The Devils Lake city commission is considering creating a new category of liquor license that would accommodate a hotel with 100 rooms or more.

Despite its problems with rising water, Devils Lake continues to make economic advances.

The Devils Lake city commission is considering creating a new category of liquor license that would accommodate a hotel with 100 rooms or more.

Forward Devils Lake asked the commission to consider the idea in hopes that it might entice companies that want to build in Devils Lake.

There are several events held in Devils Lake for which there isn't enough room to hold all the people who want to attend.

Some city officials feel that in the future, Devils Lake might be passed up for some events because of a lack of space.

Devils Lake Mayor Dick Johnson says the city is starting small, asking the city attorney to create a written draft and the first reading will be at the next city commission meeting.

"If this entices developers to put together a program where they could have 100 rooms, I think it's good for the city, good for our area, and who knows what could develop off that," Johnson said.

When discussing the ordinance, there was talk of a convention center in Devils Lake, but many things need be completed before that would happen.

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