February 14, 2014 10:27 PM

Crackdown on alcohol pits Maryville vs. university

Students at Northwest Missouri State University have long enjoyed uncommon freedom in Maryville when it comes to alcohol. But change is coming, starting with a City Council vote that raised the age for entering a bar to 21. Ordinances that would end public drinking and make it easier for police to shut down parties were on the agenda Monday night when the university’s president called for a timeout.

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