Skip to main content

Bill: Sunday liquor sales would be up to local governments

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

An Eden Prairie lawmaker plans to propose a bill this session that would allow municipalities in Minnesota to decide if liquor can be sold on Sundays.

According to the Star Tribune, Deputy House Minority Leader Jenifer Loon said Monday that leaving the decision up to local governments will restore freedom and local control while making Minnesota more competitive.

Last month, Gov. Mark Dayton said he would sign a bill allowing Sunday liquor sales should the state Legislature pass a measure in 2014.

Minnesota is one of only 12 states that bans liquor stores from selling products on Sundays.

A poll released by Public Policy Polling in May found 62 percent of Minnesotans supported Sunday alcohol sales and only 31 percent were opposed.

The Associated Press noted that those opposed to Sunday sales include independent liquor store owners who want to be closed one day a week without worrying about competitors.

The state House overwhelmingly defeated a proposal for Sunday liquor sales last year by a vote of 106-21, keeping intact a law that dates back to 1895.

The next session begins Feb. 25.

Next Up

Ellie Ragin

Police obtain 'valuable information' in search for missing 6-year-old Elle Ragin

The 6-year-old is still missing following the death of her mother by suicide.

ambulance

Fatal crash involving 18-year-old in western Minnesota

The 18-year-old was not wearing a seatbelt, the State Patrol said.

Screen Shot 2020-06-15 at 7.11.05 AM

2 women stabbed during parking lot brawl in St. Cloud

Police are searching for another woman in connection with the attack.

Screen Shot 2022-07-04 at 10.02.43 AM

One killed in St. Paul house fire

Two firefighters were injured as they battled the blaze.

fireworks-gad76f1de1_1280

Minneapolis: Stop calling 911 for fireworks noise complaints

The city wants people to submit complaints online instead.

American flag at half-staff/half mast.

What's open and closed in Minnesota on the Fourth of July

Grocery stores are open, though some have limited hours.

ambulance

18-year-old killed by exploding firework in Brooklyn Park

Police arrived at the scene to see the victim's friend performing CPR.

Screen Shot 2022-07-03 at 9.31.25 PM

Boy found in Brooklyn Park is reunited with parents

The boy was found shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday.

police tape, crime scene

1 dead, 1 arrested after shooting involving teens in Duluth

A 17-year-old was arrested around 1:45 a.m. Sunday. Neither the victim nor the suspect has been identified.

Screen Shot 2022-07-03 at 1.03.19 PM

NASCAR driver joins MN boy in reclaiming 'Let's go Brandon' slogan

Brandon Brundidge gained recognition when his mother shared the story of how he found inspiration in "Let's go Brandon" signs.

Screen Shot 2022-07-03 at 10.20.27 AM

White supremacist propaganda flyers distributed in Cottage Grove

The department said the flyers have been left in driveways throughout the city.

Related