Beltrami County Board proposes ordinance to close bars at 1 a.m.
A feisty Beltrami County Board started the process Tuesday to prohibit bars from selling alcohol after 1 a.m., and lambasted the Bemidji City Council for its ordinance to allow bars to remain open until 2 a.m.
Commissioners also placed an immediate moratorium to prevent bars in the county from requesting a state permit to stay open until 2 a.m., as permitted by state law in counties which have not set the later closing time or prohibited sales after 1 a.m.
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