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.READ MORE: 'We've Had Enough': Twin Cities Reggae Musicians Join Forces For Song About Racial Injustice
Sen. Roger Reinert (DFL-Duluth) introduced a bill that would allow liquor to be sold on Sundays.READ MORE: Alex Rodriguez And Partner In Agreement To Buy Timberwolves
“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.MORE NEWS: Dave Thorson And Jason Kemp Announced As New Assistant Coaches For U of M
The bill would allow liquor stores to opt-out if they do not want to sell on Sundays.