Drunk driving lands North Dakota on worst drivers list

In North Dakota, we drink a lot — at least compared to other states. And according to new statistics, we get in the car and drive after drinking far too often as well. April Baumgarten with the Dickinson Press has more on the story.

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Surgeon General calls for action to fight drug, alcohol abuse

Dr. Vivek Murthy, the U.S. Surgeon General, has issued a first-ever report on substance abuse. Here’s the quote that sums it up, “The most important thing is, we have to change attitudes towards addiction and get people into treatment,” Murthy said in an interview. “Addiction is a disease of the brain,” he added, “not a

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Drinking binge ends with $15M judgment in SE Minnesota

A judge in Southeast Minnesota made a loud statement to those in the alcohol service industry — if you overserve an individual, you will be held liable. There are many lessons to learn from in this tragic story from the Star Tribune.

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Vodka made from Red River Valley sugar beets Debuts in Twin Cities

Creative entrepreneurs in the eastern part of the state are starting to catch on to the opportunity in adding value to our homegrown agricultural products and converting them to spirits and beer. Here’s one of their stories.

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Alcohol Makes Food Smell Better

  Science has now confirmed what many already intuitively knew — or perhaps I should have written aromatically. It turns out that alcohol makes food smell better, which in turns makes you hungrier.

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Grand Forks Moving Towards 11 a.m. Sunday Alcohol Sales in Restaurants

State Legislators loosened the regulatory grip on Sunday bloody mary brunch by changing state law to allow for earlier alcohol service on Sundays. And now it appears the City of Grand Forks will be taking advantage of that opportunity by changing their local laws.

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Liquor License Supper Club Law Goes to Full Council, Second Reading Monday

The Liquor and Gambling got their second kick at the superclub law on Thursday. Their recommendation: super clubs should stop selling drinks two hours after their kitchen closes. The full council will have a crack at final say on the law Monday.

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Measure to Allow Alcohol Sales on Sunday Before Noon Passes Senate

A bill that would make a Sunday morning bloody mary  a little easier to purchase has now passed the Senate after quick amendment that would prevent off sale and a second vote. If signed, the bill would allow alcohol sales at 11 a.m. on Sundays.

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