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Minnesota Senate Defeats Sunday Booze Sales Bid

Stock up on beer, wine and liquor on Saturday. The Minnesota Senate soundly defeated a repeal of the state’s law barring liquor stores from being open on Sundays. The chamber voted in favor of allowing craft beer tap rooms to sell growlers for takeaway on Sundays, but then the bill got pulled from debate.

05/06/2014

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The 5 Countries With The Most Expensive Beer In The World

Check out the 5 countries with the most expensive beer in the world.

01/29/2014

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MN House GOPer Unveils New Sunday Liquor Bill

A leading Republican in the Minnesota House is introducing a new bill to allow Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota. Jenifer Loon of Eden Prairie, the deputy Republican leader, says Monday it’s time for state government to abolish a law she calls outdated and against free enterprise.

01/13/2014

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Minn. House Defeats Sunday Liquor Sales Effort

Stock up on booze on Saturday. The Minnesota House on Wednesday resoundingly rejected an effort to give liquor stores permission to open on Sundays. The measure went down on a 106-21 vote.

05/01/2013

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Minn. House Backs Higher Income, Booze Taxes

The Minnesota House on Wednesday approved a bill that would raise state taxes by $2.6 billion in part by enacting the state’s first alcohol tax increase in about 25 years.

04/24/2013

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DeBlog: Did Minnesota Used To Ban Booze On Election Day?

Minnesota — home of blue laws that ban alcohol sales on Sunday. We have city-run liquor stores here. We only recently allowed breweries to have their own tap rooms.

11/06/2012

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Big Crackdown On Underage Drinking At The ‘U’

In the largest crackdown on drinking the University of Minnesota campus will see this year, dozens of officers spent Saturday night keeping a close eye on how students spent their time. Cops hope the extra effort now will lead to a safer year at the U.

09/13/2012

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Students Keep Drunks From Drowning In La Crosse

It’s time to party on Third Street. Music pulses from bars late into the night. Young women in shorts and halter tops hustle down the sidewalks. Guys in hot rods gun their engines and tear up the street.

04/13/2012

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Charges: Shoplifter Hid Booze Bottles In Dress

Police arrested a 49-year-old woman Tuesday after she walked out of a Golden Valley Bylery’s with three liquor bottles hidden under her dress, authorities said.

03/23/2012

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Booze Brackets: March Madness Hits Liquor Stores

The price of liquor is going down — sort of. A Twin Cities liquor store chain is jumping on the college basketball bandwagon.

03/14/2012