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Decision stands on Little Missouri

The Little Missouri Saloon still won't be with a liquor license for two weeks in May.

At a regular meeting of the Medora City Council Tuesday night, the council heard from Little Missouri owner, Travis Froelich, about an incident in December that resulted in a violation of the city's three-strike liquor license agreement.

Froelich was cited with an alleged violation of serving after hours in December. The matter was tabled from January's meeting so the council could have adequate time to listen to a police audio recording taken during the night of the incident. Neither Froelich nor anyone representing the establishment was in attendance.

After a unanimous vote, the Medora City Council found the Little Missouri Saloon in violation of the city's three-strike rule regarding liquor licenses during its regular meeting in February.

During Tuesday's meeting, Ellison called for a motion to rescind the previous motion of finding the establishment in violation, but did not receive one.

To be consistent, the council decided in February the bar should serve its two-week suspension at the same time as the Iron Horse Saloon, which received a second violation late last year, and upon an agreement in December, will serve a two-week suspension from May 1 to May 15.

Medora has a three-strike rule: The first violation results in a letter from the city attorney advising the license holder that a violation has been reported and is on file; a second violation results in a license suspension, for a meaningful period at a meaningful time, as determined by the City Council; a third violation results in revocation of the licenses, necessitating the complete application process to be reinitiated.

Froelich could not be reached for comment by press time.