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Business drops bid for liquor license opposed by Red Lake Nation






Rogers Resort & Campground in Minnesota. Photo from RRC

A business in Beltrami County, Minnesota, withdrew a request for a liquor license after the Red Lake Nation raised objections.

Rogers Resort & Campground is about six miles from the border of the dry reservation. CEO Chris Freudenberg said the facility will continue to offer low-alcohol beer but won't pursue plans to sell liquor at the facility.

The tribe was asking the county to establish a buffer zone around the reservation. A legal adviser noted that treaty lands and allotment exists beyond the borders of the Red Lake Nation.

The county administrator, however, said there are no plans at this point to consider a buffer zone.

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