class="post-template-default single single-post postid-230146 single-format-standard custom-background group-blog masthead-fixed full-width singular wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.2.1 vc_responsive"
Nebraska Beer Stores Near Reservation Lose Liquor Licenses | KTIC Radio

Nebraska Beer Stores Near Reservation Lose Liquor Licenses

Nebraska Beer Stores Near Reservation Lose Liquor Licenses

Four Nebraska stores known for selling millions of cans of beer each year near a South Dakota Indian reservation have lost their liquor
licenses.

 
The Nebraska Liquor Control Commission’s ruling on Wednesday could force an end to beer sales in Whiteclay, a town with just nine residents on the border of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

 

State regulators reviewed the stores’ licenses amid complaints that the town lacks adequate law enforcement to address frequent violence, drunken driving and other crimes. The stores have operated in Whiteclay for decades, and are expected to appeal the ruling.

 

Advocates blame the stores for the reservation’s high rates of fetal
alcoholism and poverty. The Oglala Lakota Tribe bans alcohol on the reservation, but the rules are frequently violated.

© 2017 Nebraska Rural Radio Association. All rights reserved. Republishing, rebroadcasting, rewriting, redistributing prohibited. Copyright Information
Share: