It's official. No more "This still has to happen" or "Lawmakers still need to approve X."
Minnesota will let liquor stores open on Sundays.
Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bill passed by the state House and Senate in recent weeks, which will let liquor stores open on Sundays for the first time in Minnesota's history as a state.
It's not immediate – the new law kicks in on July 2 this year.
Liquor stores can be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. that day. Cities could still make their own rules to prevent liquor stores from being open on Sundays, or could limit the hours they can sell booze that day of the week.
"This new law reflects the desires of most people in Minnesota, who have made it clear to their legislators that they want to have this additional option," Dayton – who is still recovering from March 2 prostate cancer surgery – said in an email statement.
The proposal was supported by both Democrats and Republicans, and ends a years-long effort by advocacy groups to end the 159-year-old sales ban.
If you want more details on how we got here, check out this previous story.