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All But One of 12 Kalispell Businesses Pass Alcohol Sales Sting
Most businesses didn't sell to teenager working with law enforcement
Only one of the 12 businesses tested by a Kalispell Police Department alcohol sales compliance check sold alcohol to a minor, according to KPD.

During the Jan. 9 compliance check, the KPD Alcohol Enforcement Team worked with an underage "operatives" who tried to purchase alcohol from 12 local businesses. Only the Best Bet Casino on U.S. Highway 93 South failed the test; the employee who sold the alcohol to the minors was issued a citation.

The following businesses refused to sell to the underage operatives: Rosauers, Montana Liquor and Wine, Exxon in south Kalispell, Zip Trip in south Kalispell, Brian’s Conoco, Town Pump at Four Corners, the Blue Canyon Casino, the Blue Canyon Restaurant, Appleway Conoco, and the Gold Dust Casino.

The Alcohol Enforcement Team is a multi-jurisdictional task force comprised of law enforcement personnel from the Kalispell Police Department, Montana Highway Patrol, Columbia Falls Police Department, Whitefish Police Department, U.S. Forest Service, and Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. The task force is funded with a grant from the Montana Board of Crime Control and the STOP Coalition. It conducts law enforcement activities aimed at enforcing underage drinking laws, reducing the availability of alcohol to underage individuals, and educating the public on the dangers of underage drinking.
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