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Bemidji police plan alcohol server training courses

BEMIDJI – The Bemidji Police Department said it will host free alcohol server and ID awareness training for anyone that sells or serves alcohol in the Bemidji area.

The two-hour class will be offered at three times – 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. – on May 1.

The course will cover several topics, including:

- Civil/criminal penalties assessed to those who serve underage customers

- Over serving customers

- Compliance checks

- Acceptable and fraudulent identification

- Minnesota laws servers should be aware of

- Information on how alcohol affects customers

To register for one of the classes, contact Sgt. David Markert by phone at (218) 333-8377 or email at