Firefighters get OK to drink in station

The New Ulm, Minn., city council has approved a measure giving volunteer firefighters the option of consuming alcohol at fire station buildings after fire calls or other related functions.

“I feel these (firefighters) who put themselves at risk in fighting fires are responsible enough to know when they’ve had too much,” said City Council president Dan Beranek, who was one of four members to vote in favor of the measure.

New Ulm is home to August Schell Brewing, the nation’s second oldest brewery.