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Temporary restaining order granted against Clarks Grove restaurant that violated indoor dining ban

A temporary restraining order has been granted in Freeborn County District Court against a Clarks Grove restaurant that violated the statewide ban on indoor dining.

The order was requested by state Attorney General Keith Ellison against The Pour House in Clarks Grove, according to a Monday, Dec. 28, news release from the attorney general’s office. The temporary restraining order was filed by Ellison’s office on Dec. 22.

Gov. Tim Walz issued Executive Order 20-99 in an effort to slow or halt the spread of COVID-19. Among the requirements of the order are that bars and restaurants must close for indoor dining until Jan. 10th.  

The Pour House is one of several bars and restaurants around the state that have been the subject of restraining orders or lawsuits from the state over the temporary closure order.  According to the release, the Pour House must now comply with the orders or risk being found in contempt of court. 


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