Two area businesses fail alcohol compliance check

Five of seven businesses pass test by South Central Alcohol Task Force

Beer. (Republic file photo)
Beer. (Republic file photo)

The South Central Alcohol Task force said two businesses failed a recent alcohol compliance check.

The group said Westy’s One Stop in Mount Vernon and The Ammo Box Bar & Grill in Ethan were the two that failed the check. In both instances, the clerk did not ask to see the confidential informant’s identification and made the sale and served the confidential informant alcohol. It is the first failure of a compliance check for either business in a 24-month period.

Another group of businesses also were checked and passed the compliance check. Mike’s Corner and the American Legion #261 in Ethan, Wermer’s Lounge in Mount Vernon and the Wild Oak Golf Course and Kongo Club in Mitchell all passed the check.

The South Central Alcohol Task Force is made up of the Davison, Miner and Aurora County sheriff's offices and the Mitchell Police Division.

It’s goal stated goal is to reduce alcohol sales to minors through compliance checks of liquor license holders in the jurisdiction of the task force.

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Erik Kaufman joined the Mitchell Republic in July of 2019 as an education and features reporter. He grew up in Freeman, S.D., graduating from Freeman High School. He graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1999 with a major in English and a minor in computer science. He can be reached at
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