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Monday, February 20, 2017

Minnesota House passes Sunday sales 85–45

The Minnesota House of Representatives passed a bill 85–45 that would allow liquor stores in the state to operate on Sundays. Minnesota is one of only twelve states to ban the sale of alcohol at liquor stores on Sundays.

J. Patrick Coolican of the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

This is the first time in state history that a legislative chamber has passed a bill overturning the Sunday ban, a law that has been in effect since 1858 statehood and remained in place after Prohibition.

Recent elections have seen significant turnover at the Legislature, and among new lawmakers — of both parties — the Sunday ban has increasingly been viewed as an antiquated relic.

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