Underage Drinking & the Law

What parents need to know now about the new Social Host Laws

Three new drinking laws spur college students to political action

According to Minnesota Public Radio, college students in St. Joseph, Minn. were surprised when three new laws went into effect in their town. The three are detailed in this report … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 · 4 Comments

Enough said

Why Americans have the right to remain silent: This quote from an U of Minnesota student who was arrested as a Social Host twice in one night. “There’s 200 drunk … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bravo Robert Wagner of Blakeley Township, MN

Robert Wagner, a Blakeley Town Board Supervisor in Blakeley Township, Minnesota (and not the Hollywood star), gets to the heart of the problem with the local Social Host Law in Scott … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · 3 Comments

Crosslake MN passes SHO

A new Social Host Ordinance was passed March 13, 2012 by the City of Crosslake, MN. Although a copy of the ordinance is not up on their website yet, the … Continue reading

March 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Plymouth MN’s better idea

Plymouth responds to the overly broad, draconian model Social Host Law common among other Minnesota communities with a persnickety draconian law of their own. Not only does it include the … Continue reading

July 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

If only the laws were mock versions, too

Buried deep in an article about car accident reenactments for Park Rapids, MN students, the importance of seat-belts and the dangers of texting while driving, were these brief, disturbingly understated, … Continue reading

May 1, 2011 · 2 Comments

Constitutional challenge in St. Cloud; hundreds impacted.

The ordinance in its current form…seems a tad schizophrenic

March 20, 2011 · 2 Comments

Sherburne County board adds social host ordinance

“Our ordinance doesn’t differentiate between juveniles and adults of any age.”

February 18, 2011 · 1 Comment

In Minnesota: “Social host bill gets unsocial reception”

Proponents want to tighten the new state bill that applies only to adults 21 and older.

February 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

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