Minnehaha County's Sheriff's Department carried out a liquor compliance check this week.
Out of the 67 area businesses tested, clerks at nine of them sold alcohol to someone under 21.
The businesses that failed:
- Palisades Oil (Garretson)
- Garretson Food Center
- Heart T Stop (Hartford)
- T&C's Other Place (Dell Rapids)
- Midway Corner
- Friendly's (Baltic)
- Brecks Bar and Grill
- Pump House (Valley Springs)
- Blaine's (Brandon)
These checks included businesses with either liquor or malt beverage licenses.
Law enforcement carries out checks periodically in an effort to reduce the incidents of underage purchase of alcoholic beverages.