Minnesota House shoots down Sunday liquor sales

by Kia Farhang

State legislators rejected a bill that would allow Sunday liquor sales Wednesday, news sources reported.

The Minnesota House voted against the bill, sponsored by Rep. Tina Liebling, DFL-Rochester, by a vote of 106-21, the Star Tribune reported. Minnesota remains one of 12 states without Sunday liquor sales.

Opponents to the change said liquor stores weren’t in favor of it, Minnesota Public Radio reported.

“They see this as increasing their overhead by 15 percent without increasing sales,” said House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt, R-Crown. “It’s very simple. They do not want this.”