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.READ MORE: Crews Continue Cleanup After 50-Car Train Derails In Albert Lea
MN Gov Dayton signs bill legalizing Sun liquor sales, despite reservations: “This new law reflects the desires of most people in Minnesota.”
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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.MORE NEWS: 2 Hurt In Shooting At St. Paul Bus Stop
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