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Is this the year Minnesota repeals its ban on Sunday liquor sales?

Is this the year Minnesota repeals its ban on Sunday liquor sales?

(THE MED CITY BEAT) - The Minnesota Legislature will once again debate an archaic law banning liquor sales on Sunday.

KARE-11 reports a new coalition made up the Minnesota Tea Party Alliance, MN Beer Activists, Liberty Minnesota and the Republican Liberty Caucus are working together on the issue. 

There has been a push in recent years to legalize Sunday sales in Minnesota. But lobbyists representing union workers and liquor stores have fought to defeat any bill allowing even the smallest changes to the state's current liquor laws.

The political dynamics, though, changed when the GOP took over the state House. The Star Tribune reports incoming Speaker Kurt Daudt recently voiced strong support for repealing one the state's remaining "blue laws." Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, also voiced support for change during an October debate in Rochester.

A 2013 poll by the liberal-leaning group Public Policy Polling found 62 percent of Minnesotas supported Sunday liquor sales. 


Source: Distilled Spirits Council of the United States


(Cover photo: File / Daniel Oines / Creative Commons)

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