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Town and Country Liquor in Dickinson displays its liquor license and other essential documents behind its cash registers, as shown here Tuesday evening.

State, local laws dictate bar closing, liquor sale times

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Newcomers to North Dakota often ask two things: Why nothing is open until noon on Sunday and why do the bars close so early? State law dictates both.


In terms of alcoholic beverages, the state controls when and where businesses can sell them, and local governments can add further restrictions.

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Katherine Grandstrand
I graduated from Bemidji State University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in mass communcations, from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a master's degree in journalism.  
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