Minnesota liquor stores will remain dark on Sundays

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Liquor store runs at halftime of Sunday football games? Not in Minnesota.

The House overwhelmingly defeated the proposal Wednesday, keeping intact a ban on Sunday sales that dates back to 1895.

The strongest opposition to the idea of opening stores on Sunday comes from liquor store owners themselves -- specifically, owners of smaller independent stores. House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt tells MPR mom and pop stores would feel compelled to open on Sundays to keep up with their chain store competitors, but Sunday revenue would be unlikely to cover their overhead costs.

Rochester DFLer Tina Liebling sponsored this year's version of the bill, telling the Post-Bulletin consumers should have the option of shopping at liquor stores on Sundays.

As the Pioneer Press notes, bringing Sunday sales up for a vote - and defeating it - is an annual ritual at the Capitol. The bill had come a little closer to passage last year, but took a step backward Wednesday when the House rejected it 106-21.

12 states have laws prohibiting liquor stores from opening on Sunday.

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