St. Paddy’s PSA: Drunkeness Isn’t a MN Crime, But Disorderly Conduct Is

Saint Patrick’s Day, also known as St. Paddy’s Day, is a festive day that many people look forward to celebrating. It’s a day when people of all ages gather together to enjoy parades, drink green beer, and eat corned beef and cabbage. However, with all of the excitement that surrounds St. Paddy’s Day, it’s important to remember that drunkenness is not a crime in Minnesota, but disorderly conduct is.

In Minnesota, the law states that a person can be charged with disorderly conduct if they behave in a way that is likely to cause alarm, anger, or resentment in others. Disorderly conduct can include a wide range of behaviors, such as fighting, loud and boisterous behavior, and creating a disturbance [...]