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State senator renews push for Sunday liquor sales
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Duluth lawmaker is pushing a bill that would legalize liquor sales on Sundays, even though he admits its chances are slim.


Sen. Roger Reinert says consumers have wanted the change for years, the Star Tribune ( ) reports.

The bill's opponents, including the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association, say the change would cause problems for liquor stores.

Sunday liquor sales come up every year at the Capitol, but have found little success. Reinert tried the same bill in 2011, but it stalled after passing one committee. A Republican-backed amendment to a liquor bill that would have legalized Sunday sales last year failed.

Minnesota is one of 12 states that still outlaw Sunday liquor sales. All of Minnesota's neighboring states allow it.


Information from the Star Tribune:

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