The Mitchell City Council approved on- and off-sale of hard liquor on Memorial Day starting in 2011 during its Monday night meeting.
The Legislature decided to let cities and towns set their own rules on this after banning hard liquor sales on the holiday across the state previously.
This could be referred to a vote, as was the council’s decision to allow the off-sale of hard liquor on Sundays. Councilman Mel Olson said Monday while he opposes Sunday off-sale, he favors the holiday change. He said he knows veterans who want to raise a toast to fallen comrades on Memorial Day.
Should the city allow this? Should voters decide? Should anyone who wants a drink on a holiday like that just buy the bottle the night before? Your thoughts, please …