Governor Mark Dayton today signed into law a bill allowing liquor stores to be open on Sundays in Minnesota between the hours of 11 am and 6 pm. It takes effect July 2nd. Dayton didn’t push for the legislation but said he’d sign it. He says the 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.”
House bill sponsor, Eden Prairie Republican Jenifer Loon, calls it “the final step to repeal our state’s antiquated Sunday sales ban .” House Speaker Kurt Daudt says, “Just in time for Independence Day, Minnesotans will have the freedom to buy beer and wine on Sunday for the first time in state history.” Daudt is thanking thousands of Minnesotans who contacted their legislators and built grassroots support to change what he calls an outdated law.