underage drinking

Nine Fargo restaurants & bars fail alcohol compliance checks

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Although a majority of businesses passed the most recent alcohol compliance checks, Fargo’s Police Chief says some have a “culture” of serving alcohol to minors. “Most of these people are trained, some of them are even looking at ID’s, and they’re serving anyway,” Chief David Zibolski said during Wednesday’s Liquor Control Board meeting. Nine out of…

ND State Rep. explains bills easing penalties for underage drinking

BISMARCK, N.D. — The way underage drinking is penalized in North Dakota may soon change. The state legislature is looking into two bills that would ease punishment for those drinking or possessing alcohol illegally. At first glance, the change being considered to one of the bills may be hard to see. “What my bill does is it changes one word…

North Dakota House okays bill to lower underage drinking penalties

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – The North Dakota House has passed a measure that would lower the penalties for underage drinkers and minors who buy or possess alcohol. Fargo Representative Shannon Roers-Jones says the bill would reclassify underage alcohol offenses from a misdemeanor to an infraction.  It also lowers the maximum penalty from a $1,500 fine and 30 days in jail…

Bills would reduce penalties for underage drinking

BISMARCK, N.D.  – A pair of bills being considered by the Legislature would do away with the prospect of jail time for offenders and also give a judge discretion whether to order treatment. One bill would make the penalty for underage drinking an infraction that would be punishable by up to a $1,000 fine. Democratic Rep. Zachary Ista says his bill…

Bills seek to water down penalties for underage drinking in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — Underage drinking in North Dakota ranks among the highest in the nation. A pair of bills being considered by the Legislature would do away with the prospect of jail time for offenders and also give a judge discretion whether to order treatment. One bill would make the penalty for underage drinking an infraction that would be punishable…