Dollar General in Kerk denied tobacco license

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By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News

Dollar General in Kerkhoven will not get a license to sell tobacco products unless it appeals the Swift County Board of Commissioner’s 4 to 1 vote to deny its approval.

“The concern that I have is that the Dollar General store in Kerkhoven is located for all intents and purposes in the parking lot of the high school of KMS,” Commissioner Eric Rudningen, District 5 said at the board’s Sept. 3 meeting. “Technically, it is not in the parking lot, it is across a narrow street…and in extremely close proximity to the high school.”

Dollar General is building a new store on east Atlantic Avenue (U.S. Highway 12) in Kerkhoven with the Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg School just across 15th Street North...


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