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Online liquor sales in La Crosse could be put off for another month

Brad Williams

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La Crosse’s city hall is back to debating whether online liquor sales should be allowed in the community.  

Discussions on limiting when alcohol can be purchased on the internet and picked up later could be put off until the July council meetings. 

Police Chief Ron Tischer said the proposed rules are aimed partly at keeping underage drinkers from obtaining booze.

The ordinance would require stores to check the ID of everybody in a car when a liquor order is picked up. 

A Walmart manager in La Crosse said that kind of rule could prevent the store from selling any alcohol.  

The city council administration committee voted this week to study the issue for another month before voting on the regulations.

A ban on internet alcohol sales in La Crosse was narrowly voted down by the council in April.    

   

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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