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Sunday Sales Of Beer Growlers A No-Go

Sunday liquor sales advocates are regrouping after a setback at the Minnesota Capitol. A provision that would have let taprooms sell growlers on Sundays was stripped Monday from a broader liquor bill in the Senate Tax Committee. Growlers are refillable bottles that may be taken away.

05/05/2014

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Minn. Panel Keeps Sunday Alcohol Bills Alive

A state senator pushing to undo Minnesota’s restrictions on Sunday liquor store sales has claimed an incremental victory while acknowledging he probably won’t get his full wish this year.

03/19/2014

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Lawmakers Eye New Push Against Sunday Liquor Ban

A bipartisan pair of lawmakers to unveil new plans to repeal a source of annoyance to many Minnesotans — the Sunday prohibition on liquor sales. Sen. Roger Reinert of Duluth and Rep. Jenifer Loon of Eden Prairie are introducing a range of bills, from full repeal to more measured steps.

03/06/2014

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Dayton Says He Would Sign Sunday Liquor Bill

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’d sign a bill allowing liquor stores to open on Sundays if lawmakers muster the votes to pass it. Dayton told The Associated Press in an interview Friday that commerce is a seven-day-a-week proposition so he doesn’t think it makes sense for government to dictate which businesses can operate on which days.

12/27/2013

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Rep. Gauthier Decides To Pull Out Of Race

The Minnesota Representative who admitted to engaging in rest-stop sex acts with a 17-year-old boy said Wednesday afternoon that he will not seek re-election.

08/22/2012

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Sen. Reinert Proposes Vikings Stadium In Duluth

The latest city to throw its hat into the ring for a new Vikings stadium? Duluth, Minn.

02/09/2012

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Sunday Liquor Sales Debated In Minn.

Most of us have been there. It’s Sunday, and you want a beer, but you’re out. Any other day you could just make a beer run, but not on Sunday, not in Minnesota.

02/03/2011

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Minn. Lawmaker Wants Liquor Sales On Sunday

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.

02/02/2011

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