Published August 12 2012
Dickinson to auction off liquor licenseDICKINSON, N.D. — A western North Dakota city in the middle of the state's thriving Oil Patch has come up with a new way to dole out a liquor license.
Dickinson officials are auctioning off the next permit.
Bidding on the city's 17th liquor license is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Monday. The minimum offer is set at $185,000.
City officials decided to add another license after a grocery store chain asked about a license for a liquor store it plans to build.
City Administrator Shawn Kessel tells the Dickinson Press that some people believe the winning bid could be more than $300,000.