ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — It’s official: Come July, Minnesotans can start buying liquor on Sundays.

Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill on Tuesday repealing the decades-old ban. Minnesota liquor stores can open their doors on Sundays between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. beginning in July.

His signature is the final chapter in years of efforts to repeal the Prohibition-era law that previously fell far short.

It got an extra push from House Speaker Kurt Daudt and citizens advocating for the repeal. An influx of new, more supportive legislators combined with more than 40 returning lawmakers who reversed their previous opposition to lift the ban.

Dayton says Minnesota residents have made it clear they want the option to buy booze on Sundays.

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Comments (7)
  1. Ben Boniff says:

    This new law sure does Gov Bumbles n Mumbles !
    We have more drunks and addicts than dang near any state in the country – thanks for giving us the chance to go all the way to #1 !!! 😉

    You Da Bumblin’ Mumblin’ Man ya is.
    Now let’s pop some more ‘scripts shall we Mumbles……. sure you can — you take the white and blue and yellow and purple ones and I’ll take anything left

  2. Ben Boniff says:

    I almost forgot Gov Doofus – that smug mug shot above says it all eh!
    Pop another one Goofy – enjoy!

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