The Bismarck City Commission will be doing some further study on giving some financial breaks to businesses hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bars and restaurants have asked for some relief, possibly in the form of reduced license rates.
Commissioner Mark Splonskowski said he understands the challenges faced by the hospitality industry, especially bars.
"The cross-hairs were put directly on them," Splonskowski said. "This is a mess made by the state, and they've left it to us to clean it up as best we can."