Liquor store sales increase

The Minnesota Auditor says municipal liquor store revenues are up across the state for the 23rd consecutive year, with total sales of $360 million for 2018.

Bemidji-owned liquor store sales have increased as well, according to City Finance Director Ron Eischens.

Eischens says liquor sales increased one and a half percent from 2017 to 2018, which is approximately $90,000.

Eischens says this percentage increase is slightly lower than previous years, but he says it’s related to the construction of the new liquor store, limiting access and parking to the former Discount Liquor store.

Sales for Bemidji’s liquor stores in 2019 through November are up seven percent.

Eischens says the city uses liquor store profits to reduce property taxes and to fund special community projects.

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!

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