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October 17, 2017

7/1/2014 10:54:00 AM
Pair of Byron businesses fail compliance checks

By David Richards

Two Byron businesses failed alcohol compliance checks June 4, according to Olmsted County Sheriff's deputy Brandon Bornhorst.

The checks are conducted twice a year and were done at 34 businesses county-wide. Seven failed, including Byron Market Place and the Byron Kwik Trip. Bornhorst said that during the checks, someone underage is instructed to buy alcohol at a certain business and then to show his or her legal identification.

"It's not about lying or tricking and hopefully the place doesn't sell to them," Bornhorst said.

An officer in plain clothes is also in the store to witness whether the employee at the business sells alcohol or doesn't. The businesses that fail are reported to the county attorney's office and could face a gross misdemeanor.

Bornhorst said the two failures in Byron are the town's first since he became assigned to Byron in January, 2013. June's compliance checks have been the county's third since that time.

State and county law enforcement conduct alcohol awareness classes to educate business owners and employees about laws for selling alcohol.

The City of Byron requires businesses to attend the classes on an annual basis.

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