Option to buy 190-proof alcohol in Wisconsin may run dry

  • Article by: Pam Louwagie , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 24, 2013 - 8:42 AM

2011 death is prompting action; Minnesotans make border runs.

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tracerbulletDec. 23, 13 9:12 PM

It was banned from MN decades ago? I remember mixing with it... hmm, decades ago, I guess. Wow time flies.

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arspartzDec. 23, 1310:18 PM

Yet more government overreach. My personal rule is never drink anything with a flame shield, but this is not the government's business.

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editor29Dec. 23, 1310:32 PM

Everclear. Minnesota college students. Border runs into Wisconsin in the 1970s. Everclear was like that famed Brylcreem hair dressing ad: A little dab'll do ya.

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ericgus55Dec. 23, 1310:50 PM

Okay, so they ban 190-proof liquor. I guess folks will have to use 180-proof, then 170, then 160, and so on.

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jkountDec. 23, 1311:13 PM

If you cannot understand how drunk you are because you didn't know the proof of the liquor you are drinking. You should not be drinking alcohol, especially liquor. And besides, something like a correctly made tall long island iced tea, can easily mess people up just as much as drinks made from everclear. People die from drinking alcohol, no matter how strong it is. This is one of those regulations that looks good to soccer moms and will do nothing to lower alcohol deaths.

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artievandDec. 23, 1311:41 PM

Works great for cleaning tape heads. One quick whiff told me I probably wouldn't really want to drink it. It'd be a shame if you couldn't buy it though just because some have found irresponsible ways to abuse it.

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greatxDec. 24, 1312:01 AM

Did the "nanny-stater" Bloomberg get elected MN governor?

Why is there always someone telling me how to live my life?

Nobody told Marshal Dillon he couldn't have a drink at the Long Branch w/ Miss Kitty...

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Marykate1Dec. 24, 1312:15 AM

What? 190 proof alcohol for sale in Wisconsin? No way!

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orpheus90Dec. 24, 1312:33 AM

190 proof? Oh Lord.... yeah, ban it. That's pretty toxic. It isn't fit for anything but industrial use.

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tribute24Dec. 24, 13 1:15 AM

The kicker here is that it's REPUBLICANS telling jobs-producing private-sector businesses what they can and can't produce, and telling private citizens what they can and can't buy.

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