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Published January 04, 2013, 05:25 PM

Local police remind you of social hosting laws

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- If you weren't able to make it to Frisco and are watching the game here with friends, throwing a party means taking on hefty responsibilities.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- If you weren't able to make it to Frisco and are watching the game here with friends, throwing a party means taking on hefty responsibilities.

Social host laws vary, depending on where you live. It's against the law to have alcohol around a minor if they might drink it. Noise is another issue.

In Fargo, parties have to keep quiet between 10 p.m. And 6 a.m. And with two big, back-to-back games, local police are prepared.

Lt. Tory Jacobson with the Moorhead Police says, "We can anticipate, ya know, that there will be a number of gatherings and that's really wonderful. We are just expecting that they are going to be responsible. If we receive complaints, certainly our officers will respond. As far as additional steps we will have traffic enforcement out there to ensure, ya know, we have safe roadways."

If you break social host laws, you could be fined thousands of dollars, or worse, arrested.

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