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More Compliance Checks Done

In La Crosse County, law enforcement agencies conducted alcohol

compliance checks in June and July, focusing on graduation and summer, a time when underage drinking peaks. There were 53 visits conducted this time around, with nine illegal sales found. That's 17% vs. 10% of establishments who sold to minors as compared to the April and May checks. Al Bliss, County Health Educator, says these numbers will be watched for the next few years.

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Fines and liquor licence suspensions can happen with violations. But Bliss says the La Crosse County Prevention Network also has a recognition program designed to reward and recognize the clerks who do not sell alcohol to minors.

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