Lawmakers Eye New Push Against Sunday Liquor Ban

Its past time to repeal this law.

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO/AP) — A Democratic state senator and Republican representative are offering fellow legislators a range of different routes to what they say is an inevitable destination: repeal of Minnesota’s prohibition on Sunday liquor sales.

Democrat Sen. Roger Reinert of Duluth and Republican Rep. Jenifer Loon of Eden Prairie are teaming up to weaken or scrap the ban. They laid out their strategy at a press conference Thursday.

Their plan includes seven different bills that allow for a full spectrum of choices.

Reinert and Loon are offering several half-steps. One proposal would allow Sunday beer sales at tap rooms and breweries. Another would delegate the decision to local governments.

One bill allows retailers to choose which days to open and close — so they could potentially choose to close on a slow day and leave Sunday open for competition.

Reinert said it is good for the market and…

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