Riverwood Tavern receives penalty

The Otsego City Council approved imposing a civil penalty on Riverwood Tavern — Riverwood National Golf Course after Wright County performed an alcohol compliance check on Aug. 2. During the check, ID was requested and shown, but the server failed to read it properly and served a minor.

Riverwood Tavern has had no alcohol compliance check failures in the last two years, so this counts as a first offense by city ordinance. They city code guidelines call for a $1,000 fine with no license suspension as well as best practices training.