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GOP group plans town hall meeting on ending ban on Minnesota’s Sunday liquor sales

State Rep. Steve Drazkowski of Mazeppa will speak on ending the ban. Gov. Mark Dayton said recently he’d sign such a bill.

Another attempt to end Minnesota’s ban on Sunday liquor sales will be mounted in the Legislature this session, and GOP state Rep. Steve Drazkowski of Mazeppa hopes to get the issue rolling with a town hall meeting later this month.

Legislators from both parties have supported ending the ban in the past, although not nearly enough of them to pass the legislation. Gov. Mark Dayton said recently that he’d support a bill that would end the ban.

Drazkowski will speak at the Minnesota Republican Liberty Caucus meeting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Mermaid Event Center in Mounds View.

Republican Liberty Caucus Chair Neil Lynch said:

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“While our membership certainly tends to support Sunday sales, we welcome opposing viewpoints. We have reached out to organizations like the Minnesota Beer Wholesalers Association and the Minnesota Municipal Beverage Association, and hope to offer a panel representing a variety of perspectives, parties, and interests.”