New Tribal rules impact alcohol deliveries on Fort Berthold Reservation

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Alcohol sales are drying up on an American Indian reservation in the heart of North Dakota's oil patch after tribal officials imposed new rules for retailers and wholesalers, including doubling the taxes on non-Native retail businesses.

Bar and liquor store owners on the Fort Berthold Reservation report they received their last shipment of alcohol this week from distributors, which also are subjected to the Three Affiliated Tribes' new rules that require records open for inspection by the tribe.