Did you forget to make that liquor store stop on Saturday? A week ago you would have been out of luck or worse yet, have to drive to Wisconsin. Those problems are now in the past with Minnesota legalizing Sunday liquor sales.
Today Governor Mark Dayton made it official when he signed the bill to allow liquor sales in Minnesota on Sundays for the first time in state history. Beginning Sunday, July 2nd liquor stores can be open from 11 am to 6pm if they want to. Next on my list: Fireworks. :)
Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota took another step towards reality today when the Senate Commerce Committee approved the bill by a 7-4 vote, after being passed by the House on Monday by a lopsided 85-45 vote. It now awaits a vote by the full Senate. The Governor has said he will sign the bill if it reaches his desk.
The ban on Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota appears headed for it's end. In a vote this afternoon, the Sunday liquor sales bill passed the House Commerce Committee 15-4 and will now move on to the House floor for a vote.
Yesterday the Minnesota Senate voted down a bill that would have repealed a ban on Sunday liquor sales. From this Minnesota consumer, "Thanks for nothing." Who could this benefit? Oh, wait a minute, I think I know.