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Dell Rapids Rejects C-Store Beer License

October 3, 2007, 9:40 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

Dell Rapids Rejects C-Store Beer License
Six businesses in Minnehaha and Lincoln counties sold alcohol to an underage buyer during stings earlier this week. Those clerks could be prosecuted and the stores could lose their liquor licenses. That's what happened to a Dell Rapids business. 

In June, the Dell Rapids city council voted unanimously not to renew the malt beverage license for the Kum and Go convenience store after it failed four liquor stings in five years. Kum and Go appealed but this week, a Minnehaha County judge upheld the decision, which council members say is about keeping their town safe.

The Kum and Go convenience store on highway 115 in Dell Rapids still has signs advertising beer sales. 

Dell Rapids City Council President Kris Langer says, "We definitely love having business in Dell Rapids, we're just concerned when the rules aren't followed." 

The corner convenience store has been using a temporary beer license while the appeal of the city council's decision went through the court system. But those signs will be coming down in the next week after a judge upheld the city council's decision to deny the store a beer license. 

Langer says, "It's more or less protecting our citizens and showing the rest of the business owners that comply with the law that it is important." 

City Council president Kris Langer says elected officials want to protect the kids in Dell Rapids from having access to alcohol, and not renewing the Kum and Go license is one way of doing that. Langer says it's also a way to send a message to other businesses. 

Langer says, "The hope is that while we appreciate the businesses that are following the rules and making sure they abide by them and they should be awarded by continuing to sell." 

The Dell Rapids city attorney says Kum and Go will have 30 days to appeal the judge's decision to the South Dakota Supreme Court. 

The attorney for Kum and Go and the manager of the Dell Rapids store were not available for comment Wednesday night.

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