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Kiester OKs liquor license – again

By Staff | Mar 18, 2012

The saga of a Kiester business seeking a liquor license may be over.


The City Council last month denied Jason Oskerson’s application following a criminal background check.

On Monday night, council members voted 3-2 to approve an application for Garry Oskerson, Jason’s father and co-owner of Kee Lanes & Grill.

Mayor Jeanne Brooks, council members Don Jensen and Jan Engebretson voted in favor of granting the license, while Dean Johnson and Monty Flaskerud were against.

“We already have two businesses selling liquor, we don’t need another one. This town isn’t big enough,” says Johnson.

In approving the latest application, council members relied on a background investigation of Garry Oskerson conducted by the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office.

In a letter to the council, Sheriff Mike Gormley says the elder Oskerson does not have a criminal history as of Feb. 29.

“The sheriff’s office has no further information that would disqualify the applicant,” wrote Gormley.

To read more of this article, see this week’s Register.