Kearney Hy-Vee, Main Street Liquor in Minden caught selling to minors

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BUFFALO COUNTY, Neb. -- On Friday, October 4, Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) conducted alcohol inspections in Kearney and Buffalo Counties.

In total, 62 businesses were inspected. Two of those businesses sold alcohol to a minor for a compliance rate of 97 percent.

In Buffalo County, 47 businesses were inspected with one selling alcohol to a minor. In Kearney County, 15 businesses were inspected with one selling alcohol to a minor.

The businesses that sold alcohol to a minor were:

Hy-Vee Store #1323 – Kearney (checked ID, sold to minor)

Main Street Liquor – Minden (checked ID, sold to minor)

Businesses that fail the inspections are referred to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission. Clerks who sell alcohol to a minor are cited for procuring alcohol for a minor.

This operation was made possible thanks in part to a grant for $2,124 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office.