Local businesses cited for failing Wright County alcohol compliance checks

June 2, 2008

By Stephen Wiblemo
Staff Writer

Four local businesses were cited after failing the most recent round of alcohol compliance checks conducted by Wright County.

Great Northern Bar and Grill in Montrose, Niesen Liquors in Cokato, El Cazador Mexican Restaurant and the Juke Box Restaurant in Delano were four of the 11 establishments that failed the alcohol compliance checks. This is the second failure in two years for El Cazador Mexican Restaurant and the Juke Box Restaurant.

There were 108 establishments visited during the compliance checks.

Cities like Howard Lake and Annandale are not involved with county compliance checks because they have their own police departments.

Fines are set by each city unless the establishment is located in a township. If so, the business receives a fine from the county.

Under Minnesota statute, cities can fine up to $2,000 for each violation, up to a 60-day license suspension, and/or revocation, depending on the city’s ordinance.

To see a list of the Wright Co. Alcohol Compliance Checks, click here.

Do you know more about this subject, or have a comment? E-mail news@hjpub.com