Whiteclay beer stores denied licenses in unanimous vote

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By Lauren Brant

It’s been two weeks since the Whiteclay beer store owners testified before the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission. The three commissioners reviewed the testimonies and on Wednesday, April 19 they voted unanimously to deny the renewal of the four licenses. 

The verdict was announced at 10 a.m. MT as the commissioners voted 0-3 against the licenses. The room erupted in applause. They cited testimonies from the April 6 hearing citing inadequate law enforcement in

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Two buildings demolished in Whiteclay

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By Lauren Brant

A small community of nine is transforming in the Sandhills just south of the South Dakota border. Two buildings were demolished in Whiteclay on Wednesday, April 12 as members of the community come together to fix Whiteclay.

Decades have passed as the dilapidated buildings tarnished and became a canvas for graffiti.  Now local residents and business owners who are involved with Gov. Pete Ricketts’ task force are coming together to rid the unincorporated village of

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Nebraska activists scold commission for Whiteclay beer sales

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The director of the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission says that without substantive proof, it cannot act on allegations that beer-sellers in Whiteclay are abusing their licenses.

Activists called on the commission Tuesday to withhold liquor licenses from the town’s four beer stores, saying vendors sell to pregnant women, minors and customers who are already drunk. But agency director Hobert Rupe said he needs witnesses to go on the record.

Whiteclay, population 14, sells

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