Nearly 1/4 Of Mankato Businesses Sold Alcohol To Underage Decoys Last Month

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The head of the Mankato Department of Public Safety says the results of the latest round of alcohol compliance checks in the city is unacceptable.

Director Todd Miller says 18 of the 83 establishments (22%) that were checked last month sold alcohol to the underage decoys.

Miller says some of the servers didn’t ask to see a drivers license.  Others did, but didn’t notice that the real drivers license which was shown to them clearly stated “Under 21.”


The on- and off-sale businesses that failed the checks have not yet been named. Each will be given a “strike” under their liquor license and will be ordered to pay a $500 civil penalty. It’s also possible that the person who served or sold the alcohol could be charged individually.

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