Group Minnesota Beer Activists forms in push for Sunday liquor sales


A St. Paul man is gaining support in his push for Sunday liquor store sales in Minnesota, Fox 9 reports.

Andrew Schmitt has formed the group Minnesota Beer Activists and is running his grassroots campaign purely through social media.

A bill was reintroduced earlier this month to allow off-sale liquor sales on Sundays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve (after 8 p.m.) and Christmas Day.

According to Fox9, Schmitt plans on bringing a petition with a couple thousand signatures to a state Senate Committee hearing on the matter Monday.

Among the arguments for Sunday liquor sales is keeping business in the state.

A liquor store owner across the border in Hudson, Wis., told Fox9 that 85 percent of his Sunday sales comes from Minnesotans.

A survey by Public Policy Polling released in June revealed that Minnesota voters favored Sunday liquor sales by a 59/27 percent margin. There was a bi-partisan consensus in the survey, as Democrats (61/22), Republicans (46/38), and Independents (68/23) all expressed support for Sunday sales.

See the report on Minnesota Bee Activists from Fox9 below.


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Poll shows Minnesotans want liquor sales on Sundays

Independents, Democrats, and Republicans alike support the idea of extending Minnesota liquor sales to Sundays. Public Policy Polling found 59 percent of those surveyed endorse the change, with 27 percent opposing it.