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Two charged in Wadena with selling alcohol to minors

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Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

Two Wadena County people were charged in district court with the law that makes it a criminal misdemeanor offense to sell alcohol to a minor.

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The charges came after an undercover 18-year-old man worked with Wadena County authorities to conduct compliance checks at all liquor license holders.

On June 9, the 18-year-old allegedly purchased a rum and coke from Whitetail Run Golf Course bartender Katherine Jayleen Sharp Anderson, 20, of Wadena.

On the same day, the same undercover man also allegedly purchased a 12 pack of beer from Super One in Wadena, specifically from clerk John Gregory Hauer, 24, of Verndale.

The law says the individual seller -- not the business -- can be charged criminally with one count of purchase/sell/barter/furnish/give alcohol to a person under 21 years of age. Both Anderson and Hauer were set for initial appearances on July 11 in Wadena County District Court.

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