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Milestone Cheers: Browerville Municipal raises a glass to 90 years of serving the community: “We like it here—it’s home”

by Karin L Nauber

It isn’t just a building but a place where memories are made.

That is one way you could describe the Browerville Municipal Liquor Store (BLS).

It was interesting talking to two different groups of people about the liquor store’s past.

Before we get into some of those fun memories, let’s “dispense” with some history of the building and establishment.

Did you know that the Browerville Liquor Store was the first one to open in Todd County after the repeal of Prohibition?

According to an article in the Thursday, March 17, 1994 issue of the Browerville Blade, the liquor store was established by the city council on March 1, 1934.

The council at that time had the intention of lowering taxes for the citizens by the revenue that could be created by the business.

But it was back in April of 1933 that the village council passed the ordinance to bring beer back to Browerville....


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