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Stock up on Saturday night: House defeats Sunday liquor sales

An attempt to let liquor stores open for business on Sundays was soundly defeated Thursday in the state House.
Minneapolis Rep.

An attempt to let liquor stores open for business on Sundays was soundly defeated Thursday in the state House.

Minneapolis Rep. Phyllis Kahn, who’s been trying for years to overturn the Sunday closing law, tried to put an amendment on another liquor-related bill, but it was voted down 110-20, reports the House Public Information Services.

Minnesota is one of only 15 states that still ban Sunday liquor sales. Supporters say allowing the Sunday sales could bring extra millions to the state coffers. Wisconsin allows Sunday sales, and border liquor stores report brisk Sunday sales to Minnesotans, said Politics in Minnesota.