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NUPD to work with Bavarian Blast

Borchert: festivals are well-run events

October 26, 2013

NEW ULM — The Commander of the New Ulm Police Department said Friday that he and New Ulm Police Chief Myron Wieland will work with Bavarian Blast to address recent police reports and an investigatio......

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Oct-26-13 10:40 AM

Is the city attorney going to press charges against The Bavarian Blast organization and treat them like any other group that serves minors? I believe that there are penalties including fines and/or suspension of liquor licenses for businesses that violate the law. They need to investigate and see how these two teens got the wrist bands first, and then consider any possible charges.

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Oct-26-13 9:29 PM

MCW, hard to agree or disagree with your comment. First you ask if charges are going to be pressed against the BB organization, and then you indicate a need for an investigation to see if they should consider possible charges. ??? They did the investigation!

Providing beer to minors is a "crime" by the person serving the beer, not the bar or organization. The person is charged and subject to fine and/or prosecution. The problem is who do you charge in this case, the person who supplied the wrist band (but not the beer) or the person who gave them beer (with a wrist band), see the dilemma.

You are correct, the bar or organization can be held accountable by fine by the city or county them or not issuing a liquor license next time they need one, if the city or county finds a trend or continued problem. Seldom is the bar or organization fined or have their license suspended upon their first offense.

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Oct-26-13 9:40 PM

Just ask the ballparks that got pinched the last two years, no fines or suspension, first time offense.

If Les aided in getting these two wristbands, he as a probation official and councilman should absolutely have known better more should have been done to charge him. But I do not agree with anything further being done to BB, it seems normal procedure was followed.

What I don't understand is why did this story get scoped by the Free Press and KEYC and not our Journal, once again it seems that anything "unique" that happens with our county officials or city, our newspaper only seems to report what others have written. Be a real paper and do your own homework.

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Oct-26-13 11:16 PM

It certainly is a mess, Feller. I have long been frustrated that The Journal often doesn't go after the controversial stories. It often seems that anybody with any clout in this community AKA the Good 'Ol Boys Club can get away with anything.

As to your question, I put the blame more on the person that put the wrist band on the two teens. That is the person who is responsible for checking IDs. I would never take someone's word for it, especially if I could be in legal trouble. Of course Mr. Schultz isn't innocent here, but did he do anything illegal? I believe that it was the wristband person's legal responsibility to check that ID, regardless of what someone else said of their age.

Regardless, Mr. Schultz should feel partly responsible for the trouble that the wristband person should be in right now.

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Oct-27-13 3:01 AM

If you can't control the alcohol then no more alcohol at the BB. After all its not just about the Beer is it? Isn't it the entertainment and the music, food.

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Oct-28-13 8:05 AM

looks like Mr. Schultz owes us taxpayers back! Oops, better think twice before lying.

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Oct-28-13 11:27 PM

I know of one Bavarian Blast official that was too buy buying all his good 'ol boys rounds to be concerned with anybody that may be drinking under age.

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Feb-25-14 10:09 PM

Eh, let it go. Are we really gonna tell two young German boys they can't drink?

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