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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Duluth Neighborhood Could Vote to Lift 1894 Drink Ban

It's been 114 years since the last legal drink was purchased in the Lakeside neighborhood of Duluth, Minn. Now the Duluth City Council has voted to allow residents to have a say in whether to let Prohibition stand in the community.

The city council voted 7-2 earlier this week to allow a referendum to be placed on the November ballot. Residents will vote on whether they would like to have alcohol available for sale in their community. A state law passed in 1894 bans the sale of alcohol in Lakewood.

The vote by citizens is non-binding. The city would still have to ask the Minnesota Legislature to repeal the law.

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