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Parent's LEAD (Listen, Educate, Ask, Discuss) is a program that willaid parents in taking the stepsto talk to your children about underage drinking. Sometimes it can be difficult to talk to your child... Posted on 1/14/13 at 2:48 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Rural N.D. lawmaker proposes social host drinking law
BISMARCK A Wyndmere lawmaker wants North Dakota to adopt a social host law to crack down on underage drinking parties.
Senate Bill 2257 states someone who possesses or controls private property may ... Posted on 1/24/11 at 6:21 PM
Lawmakers hope to deter a culture in the state that some believe perpetuates drinking — especially underage drinking — in North Dakota. They hope to do so with House Bill 1458, which would create minimum mandatory penalties for individuals who supply alcohol to a minor, and minors who use fake identifications.
Underage drinking is a factor in a host of serious problems, including homicide, suicide, traumatic injury, drowning, burns, violent and property crime, high-risk sex, fetal alcohol syndrome, alcohol poisoning and the need for treatment for alcohol abuse and dependence.
Police say they responded today about 12:30 a.m. to a home to disperse "a large, loud gathering." They say as the first officers arrived, about 40 partygoers bolted through doors and windows and sprinted across neighbors' yards.
Senate Bill 2257 states someone who possesses or controls private property may not knowingly allow minors to drink on that property. They must also make a reasonable effort to stop the underage drinking, including calling the police.
Five individuals were also cited under Moorhead’s “social host” ordinance for allowing underage drinking to occur at their house, apartment or dorm room, according to Lt. Joel Scharf. The misdemeanor offense carries a maximum fine of $1,000 and up to 90 days in jail.
I’d like to see Grand Forks publish the names of the rental property owners each time there is an infraction related to their property. My guess is that the rental infractions would drop dramatically if the rental property owners’ names were published in the Herald.
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