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City Council approves two liquor licenses

Basketbowl and Sharpshooter Skating Rink are now licensed to sell alcohol after the Luverne City Council approved a pair of liquor licenses at Monday’s meeting.

The businesses has separate licenses — the Basketbowl license is a restaurant license, allowing alcohol to be served with meals, and the Sharpshooter license is an on-site license.

Owner Wesley Person told the council that he would like to be able to serve beer at Sharpshooter when the facility is rented for a private event.

“There wouldn’t be any over-the-counter selling there,” he said. “Some customers have asked to have beer at parties, but I wouldn’t sell it while the skating rink is going.”

After discussing the responsibilities associated with serving alcohol with Person, the council approved both licenses.

“I’ll be the first one to oversee it,” Person said.

The city’s street striping project is continuing, and mayor Joe Rex Sport said it will continue this weekend.

He also said it would cost a minimal amount to repaint the parking lot at the Multipurpose Center, and that the council might also look into repainting the Public Library parking lot and several parking spots along the street in that area.

In other business, the city council approved next year’s budget that takes effect in October, and approved a parade permit for Luverne High School’s homecoming parade.