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Two businesses fail Barron Co. alcohol compliance check

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Barron County (Press Release) - On June 7, 2013, the Barron County Sheriff's Department conducted a round of alcohol compliance checks using a 17-year-old senior in high school in Barron County. 17 out of 19 establishments that were checked passed.

The following businesses were checked:

Almena:
Barron Vets Club – pass
Cheers – pass
Roxie's – pass

Barron:
Holiday Station – pass
Kwik Trip – pass
Warren G's – pass

Chetek:
Keg n kork – pass
Gordy's – pass
Kwik Trip – pass
Chetek Express – pass
Skippers Bait and Liquor – failed
R Bar – pass

Cumberland:
Bourbon Bills – failed

Rice Lake:
Liquor Depot North – pass
Village Dell – pass
Gordy's Liquor – pass

Turtle Lake:
Trails End Saloon – pass
Hotel Bar and Grill – pass
Spare Time Bowl – pass

"Our goal is to have each round of compliance checks reach 100 percent every time," says Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald. "We will continue to work on this issue until we are consistently reaching 100 percent compliance every single time we conduct alcohol age compliance checks. We need to reduce youth access to alcohol and make sure we don't have a senseless tragedy."

These ongoing alcohol age compliance checks are part of cooperative effort with Barron County Safe and Stable Families Coalition and serve as only one part of our alcohol awareness campaign. We continue to educate parents and youth on alcohol trends, continue to put extra patrol cars on to reduce underage parties and OWI enforcement and conduct walk-thru's of local establishments looking for underage person in place of sale that may be being served by people over 21 that is not a parent.

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