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State sues Lakeville bar for operating without license

Jan. 23, 2021 2:52 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Health has sued the owners of a bar in the southern Twin Cities metro area for operating as a food and beverage service without a license, the state said Saturday. The health department filed its lawsuit against Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville on Friday in Dakota...

Liquor overhaul bill would allow home delivery in New Mexico

Jan. 23, 2021 10:01 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s liquor laws may undergo their most significant changes in 40 years if legislation allowing for home deliveries and the creation of a new restaurant license gets signed into law. A bill introduced by Rep. Dayan Hochman-Vigil, D-Albuquerque, seeks to make major...

Police, Tavern League promote COVID-19 safety in Green Bay

Jan. 22, 2021 9:30 AM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay police and the Brown County Tavern League are working together to make sure bars and restaurants are enforcing coronavirus protocol for Sunday's NFC championship game. Police Cmdr. Kevin Warych says he saw some “pretty alarming pictures on social media,”...

A long-term care facility staff member, Pam Byers LPN, receives the COVID-19 vaccination for Oklahoma nursing home residents and staff at The Lodge at Brookline in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP)

The Latest: Hawaii says scarcity hinders vaccination efforts

Jan. 19, 2021 9:10 PM EST

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s leaders say limited supply is the main thing constraining distribution of the coronavirus vaccine in the state. Hawaii received 59,000 doses of the vaccine last week, but expects to get only about 32,000 this week. Still, Lt. Gov. Josh Green says the state expects to be able to...

NC restaurant workers battle worries amid COVID restrictions

Jan. 18, 2021 12:01 AM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Dave Byrley opened Iconic Kitchen and Drinks in 2020 near McCormick Field, banking on the soon-to-come traffic from the ballfield and under-construction condos. “There’s no way I could have predicted a global pandemic,” he said. Byrley signed a lease right before...

Macomb gets funding to help businesses hurt by virus orders

Jan. 16, 2021 8:35 AM EST

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — Macomb County has received $4.1 million to help small businesses suffering significant financial hardships due to the coronavirus. The funding is from the state and the Michigan Economic Development Corp. through the Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program. Businesses...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2021 file photo, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker gives an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in Illinois during a press conference at the Illinois State Capitol, in Springfield, Ill. On Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, Pritzker said the spread of COVID-19 has slowed sufficiently that he's easing restrictions in three Illinois regions, although strict rules will remain in place in Chicago and other parts of the state. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP File)

Governor eases COVID restrictions in 3 Illinois regions

Jan. 15, 2021 7:04 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The spread of COVID-19 has slowed enough to ease restrictions in three Illinois regions but in other areas, including Chicago, tougher restrictions will remain in place, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Friday. Pritzker also announced some encouraging news for bars and restaurants, saying during...

Attorney general orders end of suit over bar's closing time

Jan. 14, 2021 6:06 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's attorney general is ordering a county attorney to dismiss a lawsuit filed against a Bozeman bar to enforce a 10 p.m. closing time to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, something the county attorney isn't sure the attorney general can do. Attorney General Austin Knudsen...

Construction workers wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus exit an elevator in Beijing, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. China is concentrating its pandemic prevention efforts in the rural areas as officials urge people to not travel home for the annual Lunar New Year festival, as the country combats its most serious latest outbreak of COVID-19 since the pandemic originally broke out in Wuhan a year ago. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Coronavirus cases surging in northeast China

Jan. 13, 2021 9:27 PM EST

BEIJING — China is seeing a new surge in coronavirus cases in its frozen northeast, and has reported its first death attributed to COVID-19 in months. Officials said Thursday that Heilongjiang province in the region traditionally known as Manchuria recorded 43 new virus cases, most of them centered on the...

In a photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Gov. Whitmer's administration said Wednesday that Michigan restaurants should be able to reopen for indoor dining on Feb. 1, 2021, if coronavirus cases and hospitalizations remain stable, extending a two-month ban by an additional two weeks while letting non-contact sports resume this weekend. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)

Whitmer: Michigan restaurants likely can offer dining Feb. 1

Jan. 13, 2021 2:24 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday she hopes to let restaurants reopen for indoor dining on Feb. 1, as her health department extended a two-month ban by an additional two weeks while letting non-contact sports resume this weekend. The plan is to allow dining with mitigation...