Liquor stores' profits flowing
Booze is big business in the Douglas County area.
It also helps cities balance their budgets.
Sales from the five municipal liquor stores in Douglas County and two others just beyond its borders totaled more than $8.8 million in 2008, according to a just-released report from the State Auditor's Office.
Two city-run liquor operations - Alexandria and Osakis - ranked in the upper echelons in two of the report's key categories.
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