By Stephen Wiblemo
Two Delano businesses were cited after failing the most recent round of alcohol compliance checks conducted by Wright County.
El Cazador Mexican Restaurant and the Juke Box Restaurant in Delano were two of the 11 establishments that failed the alcohol compliance checks. Both failed the checks last year as well.
There were 108 establishments visited during the compliance checks.
Other local businesses that failed include Great Northern Bar and Grill in Montrose and Niesen Liquors in Cokato.
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.