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Minn. Lawmaker Wants Liquor Sales On Sunday

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By Pat Kessler, WCCO-TV

ST. PAUL (WCCO) — Minnesotans making alcohol runs to Wisconsin generate $10.6 million in tax revenues for the Badger state and Sundays are the second busiest shopping day of the week. That means a huge loss on alcohol sales.

Sen. Roger Reinert (DFL-Duluth) introduced a bill that would allow liquor to be sold on Sundays.

“Wisconsin got a win with the Packers going to the Super Bowl. I’m not sure we need to give them another win by sending all of our Minnesota tax dollars over there as well — on Super Bowl Sunday,” said Reinert.

Some lawmakers say the existing law doesn’t make sense for the current times and that the new bill could raise a lot of money for Minnesota.

The bill would allow liquor stores to opt-out if they do not want to sell on Sundays.

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