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Bar center of controversy

Diamonds Sports Bar and Grill in Ramsey has caused quite a controversy by wanting to host motocross and demolition derbies.

Many members of the local community are against the idea, claiming it would cause a great deal of noise and disorder to their community and also feel the events could damage the surrounding wildlife and the Mississippi River.

Diamonds owner Gary Gruber said his business needs the events in order for him to keep his business profitable.

The Ramsey Planning Committee voted on Nov. 1 and denied a permit for Diamonds to host such events and the City Council will vote on Tuesday to decided if they want to run several environmental assessments of the damages the events could potentially cause.

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