Whiteclay Beer Distributor Stops Shipments on Safety Fears

WHITECLAY -- Selling beer in Whiteclay, Nebraska, is a profitable business. The Liquor Control Commission shows Whiteclay's four liquor stores sold nearly 5 million cans in 2010. That's about 13,000 cans a day in a tiny town of 14 people, for gross sales of $3 million.  But it's more dangerous to deliver beer.  On Monday, someone shot pellets at a delivery truck.  That was enough for a Scottsbluff beer distributor to stop delivering to the tiny town that borders South Dakota and the officially dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.  Jeff Scheinost, owner of High Plains Budweiser, says his drivers will deliver only as close as Rushville, 20 miles south of Whiteclay.  Retailers can then haul beer back to Whiteclay.  Haven't heard for another beer distributor as to whether they will take similar action.

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Locations : NebraskaRushvilleSouth DakotaWhiteclay
People : Jeff Scheinost
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