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Police cite 24 for underage drinking

WILLMAR -- Willmar Police issued 24 underage consumption citations and two renters were issued citations under the City of Willmar's social host ordinance after officers investigated a large underage party Wednesday night on Willmar's east side.

Sgt. Michael Markkanen said police were called at approximately 11:40 p.m. Wednesday and found a house party with approximately 70 young adults in the 300 block of Becker Avenue Southeast.

Police determined that many of the people at the party were drinking, that there was underage drinking occurring, and issued the citations.