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The municipal liquor store's new signs were recently installed at a cost of just over $27,000. They are message boards that carry ads, public service announcements and in-store promotions. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Liquor store signs prompt question of buying locally

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A Park Rapids business owner is miffed that his bid for new signs at the municipal liquor store was passed over on what he says is a technicality.

Larry Engel, owner of Engel Sign Company, maintains he would have been the successful bidder if the vendors had been on a level playing field.

City officials say they advertised for bids, provided specifications and awarded the low bid to Fargo-based Indigo Signs at a cost of $27,667.80.

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