The years-long battle over the Minocqua Brewing Company might be close to ending.
Oneida County officials last night voted to end the Brewing Company’s permits, and essentially closed down the restaurant. Owner Kirk Bangstad has said the whole thing is political, but county supervisors say Bangstad has broken the rules of operating his restaurant for years. Bangstad, for his part, said he would continue to run his business until someone put a padlock on the door. There’s no word if that is coming. Bangstad said he’ll challenge the county’s vote in court.