MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An alliance of various political groups are speaking out against Minnesota’s long-standing ban on Sunday liquor sales.

The coalition announced their collaboration prior to the start of another legislative session, which begins on Tuesday.

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The group includes the Minnesota Tea Party Alliance, the Republican Liberty Caucus, the state Libertarian Party, and others.

“This is one of the simplest issues before the legislature this year,” Recent Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson said in a press statement. “Should government dictate which days a private business can be open or should business owners be able to make that decision?”

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The group scheduled a press conference for 10 a.m. Monday at the Booze Mart liquor store in West St. Paul.

“The Super Bowl is just around the corner and it’s pathetic that a person can’t pick up a six pack at the local liquor store before the big game,” Tea Party spokesperson Jake Duesenberg said.

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