At Monday night’s city council meeting in Minot, members voted 4-3 to allow bars to stay open until 2 a.m.
The original item on the agenda proposed that the time bars close to be 2 a.m on Thanksgiving day.
Alderman Josh Wolsky proposed that the ordinance go beyond the holiday and be indefinite.
Until tonight, city ordinances required bars to close at 1 a.m. The new ordinance will go into effect immediately.
Alderman Wolsky expressed concerns that Minot should be aligned with the state law of bars closing at 2 a.m.