It’s official—beginning July 2, 2017, Minnesota’s ban on Sunday liquor sales will be a thing of the past. Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill into law today that removes the Prohibition-era ban and gives liquor retailers the option of being open on Sundays.
The bill passed through the legislature with bipartisan support, gaining approval from the Minnesota House of Representatives in an 88-39 vote, and the Senate by a margin of 38-28. The newly-minted law sets Sunday liquor retail hours at 11am–6pm.
“This new law reflects the desires of most people in Minnesota, who have made it clear to their legislators that they want to have this additional option,” Governor Dayton said in a press release.
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