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Sunday liquor sales bill ‘on the rocks’

The oft-tried but ne’er-successful attempt in the Legislature to allow Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota appears headed to a familiar end: bottled up.
The bill — much opposed by the potent liquor lobby — passed through a Senate committee earlier thi

The oft-tried but ne’er-successful attempt in the Legislature to allow Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota appears headed to a familiar end: bottled up.

The bill — much opposed by the potent liquor lobby — passed through a Senate committee earlier this year but is stalled in the House, which may mean the end of it for this session.

House Commerce Committee Chair Rep. Joe Hoppe told the Strib that he won’t hold a hearing this year because it would eat up too much committee time. And Senate sponsor Sen. Roger Reinert isn’t going to keep pushing in the Senate if there’s no hope in the House.

So, let’s toast to those thirsty souls who’ll continue driving to Hudson and Superior on Sundays.