SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls City Councilman Dean Karsky is backing off on a suggestion to have the city restrict sales of single-serve alcohol products in stores.
Karsky earlier broached the idea as a possible way to reduce the thousands of booze-related nuisance calls police get annually. He believes store sales of products such as 40-ounce cans of malt liquor contribute to the problem.
Karsky says he still believes the sales are impacting city resources but that he decided against formally proposing a ban after talking with business owners, law officers and substance abuse professionals. He says he hopes the industry will find a solution instead.