A court shall notify the commissioner in writing within ten days whenever a municipal officer or employee has been convicted of any of the following offenses committed in a municipal liquor store:
(1) selling alcoholic beverages to persons or at times prohibited by law;
(2) selling alcoholic beverages for resale;
(3) selling alcoholic beverages on which state taxes have not been paid; or
(4) violating the provisions of section 340A.410, subdivision 5, relating to gambling and gambling devices.
On receiving the notice of conviction the commissioner may suspend for up to 30 days the operation of the municipal liquor store where the offense occurred. The commissioner must notify in writing the municipality operating the store of the effective dates of the suspension. An appeal of the suspension is a contested case under sections 14.57 to 14.69 of the Administrative Procedure Act.