North Dakota bar owner defies closing order

Story courtesy KFGO Radio, Fargo 

WILLOW CITY, N.D. – A small-town North Dakota bar owner who was cited five times in four days for violating Gov. Doug Burgum’s order to close downplayed risks from the coronavirus and said he prefers “a dangerous freedom to a peaceful slavery.”

David Corum, owner of Gunslinger’s in Willow City, says he understands there’s “a face, there’s stories, there’s loved ones” associated with the virus but said “you also have to be realistic and pragmatic” about the scope of the problem.

He says he’s not convinced “this pandemic is the threat they claim it is.”