Owner of Moose Country bar in Lilydale charged in after-hours drinking incident

Full story: TwinCities.com

A Christmas melee at Moose Country has led to the owner of the Lilydale bar getting slapped with a citation for allegedly violating a city ordinance that prohibits patrons from drinking after 2 a.m. Owner Joe Schaefer was charged Tuesday with the misdemeanor offense after police say customers were drinking past closing time Dec.
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I thought you could serve drinks until 2 a. m. and people had a reasonable time to finish last call.
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I don't think so. I played in bands in Minnesota, and I recall that last call was 15 minutes before closing, and the bartenders were instructed to collect all drinks...finished or not...at closing. Any bartenders out there to clarrify?
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I'm not sure about MN, but closing time laws definitely vary by state. In some states everybody has to be out the door by the top of the hour. In other states they just can't keep their drinks past then. In still other states they can't buy after the top of the hour, but it's up to the bar to decide how long to allow them to take to finish drinking and when to make them leave.
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Da moose was loose that nite Ha!
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Former MN in TX wrote:
I don't think so. I played in bands in Minnesota, and I recall that last call was 15 minutes before closing, and the bartenders were instructed to collect all drinks...finished or not...at closing. Any bartenders out there to clarrify?
Where I bartend, we can sereve til 2, and people have to be out by 2:30. They can still finish their drink in that time slot.

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I missed it..Is Moose County in Wisconsin?

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FYI, last call is at 1:45 am. You have until 2 to finish that drink. Common sense people.

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rygry wrote:
<quoted text> Where I bartend, we can sereve til 2, and people have to be out by 2:30. They can still finish their drink in that time slot.
That's against the law. I would speak to your manager about it. You could receive a hefty fine if caught.

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Former MN in TX wrote:
I don't think so. I played in bands in Minnesota, and I recall that last call was 15 minutes before closing, and the bartenders were instructed to collect all drinks...finished or not...at closing. Any bartenders out there to clarrify?
You sir, are correct.
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Problems at the Moose Country? Color me shocked!
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And here I thought this was going to be a story about him inappropriately talking to and touching his female employees like it usually is with him. Way to go Joe, you dirty old creep.
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I used to drink in that place until 3am all the time. I cant believe nobody ever checked it out before this....
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Schaefer is the one beer to have when you're having more than one. Schaefer's pleasures doesn't fade even when your thirst is done. The most rewarding flavor in this man's world, when people are having fun..
Schaefer is the one beer to have when you're having more than one!

Sorry, I couldn't resist adding the Schaefer beer tune in honor of Joe Schaefer.
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Warren Peterson: "This was a bad event. What's so baffling to me is that it was Christmas Day."
Explain to Mr Peterson Christmas is on December 25th.
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Denny Heckler wrote:
I missed it..Is Moose County in Wisconsin?
It looks like you will miss quite a few Denny, ha!
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Feb 16, 2011
 
i am thinking they were all celebrating the fun times they had on christmas day with all of their relatives!
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happydrinker wrote:
I used to drink in that place until 3am all the time. I cant believe nobody ever checked it out before this....
You all act like this is the crime of the century. Big deal

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Jim Moore wrote:
Warren Peterson: "This was a bad event. What's so baffling to me is that it was Christmas Day."
Explain to Mr Peterson Christmas is on December 25th.
someone explain to Jim Moore that 2:15am on the 26th means the patrons arrived on the 25th.
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Jim Moore wrote:
Warren Peterson: "This was a bad event. What's so baffling to me is that it was Christmas Day."
Explain to Mr Peterson Christmas is on December 25th.
2:15 AM on the 26th means they'd been boozin' since Christmas night, Einstein.

Kind of like how one car accidents always happen on "Sunday Morning," but that doesn't mean they were heading home from church.
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Good one, Slappy.

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