Hillsboro City Commission

Hillsboro city commissioners broke with tradition Monday, allowing an out-of-town charitable gaming organization to operate in a bar in the city.

Commissioners argued the move honored a business owner’s “right to choose.” 

The change was prompted by Tony Klemetson, who owns Tap That bar along Main Street.

Klemetson opted to end his contract with Hillsboro Economic Development Corp. for gaming services and switch to the Aggie Foundation of Velva, N.D., effective July 1.

The bar owner said he was approached about making a change.  

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