Sturgis given the okay to sell beer in city park

Sturgis City Council has given the green light to sell beer in the city park. It’s a new addition to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this year.

City Public Information Officer Christina Steele says alcohol is not banned in the city park, but the sale has never been allowed. That's before last Thursday when City Council approved the sale of beer with a 6 to 2 vote.

Steels says the controversy was people are protective over the city park, especially the Sturgis Soccer Association.