Rosebud Sioux Tribe considers alcohol license
A decision on a liquor license for a night club and golf course is in the hands of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.

The tribe's liquor commission heard four hours of testimony on Thursday. The owner of The Club says he can't make money without selling alcohol.

But opponents said the sale of liquor would hurt the tribe. Tillie Black Bear, executive director of White Buffalo Calf Woman’s Society, said alcohol plays a major factor in domestic violence.

If the license is approved, The Club would pay 10 percent luxury tax on alcohol sales and a 4 percent sales tax on alcohol, greens fees and golf club memberships. The tribal revenue coordinator said that could bring in $200,000 a year.

Only one site on the reservation, the tribe's casino, has a liquor license.

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