Legal Drinking Age & Public Alcohol Consumption It is a violation of Minnesota State Law for anyone under the age of 21 to:
It is a violation of Minnesota State Law for anyone, regardless of age, to be in possession of an open container of alcoholic beverage in a public place. Selling, bartering, furnishing, or giving alcoholic beverages to a person under 21 years of age is a gross misdemeanor offense with a maximum penalty of 0-1 year imprisonment and/or $3,000 fine. Delivery or furnishing of alcoholic beverages to a person under the age of 21 is a gross misdemeanor offense under Minnesota State Law, punishable by up to $3000 fine and/or one year in jail.Driving Under the Influence (DUI)Minnesota law makes it illegal to drive while under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or both. A blood alcohol level of .08 or more is considered intoxicated. A police officer can require you to provide a breath, blood, or urine sample for testing. If you refuse, you will lose your driving privileges in Minnesota for one year. It is also a gross misdemeanor offense to refuse to take the test if you have previously been convicted of DUI or if you've been asked to take a test before. An open bottle or container of alcohol in a motor vehicle is also against the law. LIKELY CONSEQUENCES of a conviction for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs include:
REPEAT OFFENSES: A second offense of DUI within five years, or a third within 10 years, will be charged as a gross misdemeanor with a maximum possible sentence of 1 year in jail and/or a $3000 fine. All of the consequences listed above become more serious upon a second offense. Noise (Party) Ordinance (City Code 4-4-2)
If a rental unit has more than two instances of disorderly behavior within a year, the landlord may lose his/her rental registration for the property and all tenants must vacate the property. Some of the activities deemed disorderly under this ordinance are noisy parties, possession of controlled substances, minors consuming alcohol, sale of intoxicating liquor, prostitution, unlawful possession of weapons and conduct which annoys, threatens or harasses neighbors.