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Coalition to honor businesses that passed alcohol checks

Area law enforcement agencies, along with the Safe Communities Coalition of the Red River Valley, will be delivering certificates honoring those establishments that passed all their alcohol compliance checks in 2009. 

Alcohol checks were conducted in Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, Cass and Clay Counties.

There were 255 establishments checked in 2009 and 213 of those (84%) will receive certificates. The Safe Communities Coalition and area law enforcement conducted 762 checks, with 719 passing, for a compliance rate of 94%. Each business is checked approximately four times per year.

West Fargo businesses passing the checks include: Ace Liquors, Bernie's West, Bordertown Bar & Grill, Bottle Barn, Divas & Rockstars Karaoke Bar, Frontier Bar, Goodfella's Pizza, Happy Joe's, Hooligan's, Liquor Lodge, O'Leary's Pub, Packers Package, Ruby Tuesday, Silver Dollar Bar, Speedway, Stars & Strikes, Town Hall Bar, VFW Post #7564, West Fargo Days Inn, West Fargo Maxwells, and Work Zone.

Law enforcement will be hand delivering the certificates to establishments in their jurisdiction during the next couple weeks. A complete list is available at