Northern State Undecided on Alcohol Sales at Special Events
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Northern State University has no immediate plans to take advantage of new rules allowing beer and wine sales at public universities.
The state Board of Regents approved rules this month governing the sale of beer and wine at special events.
Northern spokeswoman Veronica Paulson tells the Aberdeen American News that the school is still investigating the new rules.
The rules allow but don't require potential sales. It also specifies that beer and wine access must be controlled and restricts the beverage sales to premium seating at student athletic events.
Past state law didn't ban serving alcohol, but on-campus sales were prohibited until a measure allowing them was approved in the 2016 legislative session.
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