MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesotans may soon be able to purchase beer and wine to-go.

On Thursday, the Minnesota Senate passed legislation that will allow restaurants to temporarily offer to-go sales of beer and wine.

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It means customers will be able to purchase up to one bottle of wine and the equivalent of a six-pack of beer, cider or hard seltzer with takeout food orders.

More specifically, to-go alcoholic beverages will be “required to be sold in the original, unopened packaging, and be limited to 72 ounces per order for beer and 750 milliliters per order for wine.”

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The bill will now go to the House for a vote on Friday, where it’s expected to pass, before going to Gov. Tim Walz’s desk for final review. Walz has said he supports the measure.

It will be a temporary fix to address declining sales, lasting as long as restaurants are closed. Currently, restaurants are ordered to keep their dine-in services closed until May 4.

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