Minnesota lawmakers are taking aim at a nearly century-old law that’s been very difficult to take off the books. Liquor stores cannot legally open on Sundays. If it’s hard to understand why, you are not alone. It’s an 82 year old law some lawmakers are trying to repeal.
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.
A state representative is pushing to change the liquor law that prohibits stores from selling alcohol on Sundays.
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of Eden Prairie, the deputy Republican leader, says Monday it’s time for state government to abolish a law she calls outdated and against free enterprise.
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.
For hundreds of years, people have gone to church services on Sundays. But at one church in Duluth this summer, Sunday will not be the day to congregate and celebrate the Lord.
A proposed liquor law change long bottled up at Minnesota’s Capitol inched ahead Wednesday when a Senate committee voted to permit booze sales in stores on Sundays and all holidays.