Gov. Dayton signs Sunday liquor sales bill into law

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Leaders from across the state gather for Governor Mark Dayton's 2014 State of the State address at the Capitol Apr. 30. The Minnesota National Guard has a ceremonial role in the annual event.

Governor Mark Dayton signed the Sunday liquor sales bill into law today, March 7 // File photo via Office of Governor Mark Dayton on Flickr, CC 2.0

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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Keith Grauman is the web editor at The Growler. When he's not drinking beer at work, he can be found homebrewing, reading comics or playing with his kids in the front yard of his south Minneapolis home.

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