BLUE LAWS

Blue Laws in North Dakota Are History

Multiple stores in Fargo opened before noon after the new law took effect on Thursday

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota’s law banning Sunday shopping from midnight to noon is now history. Whatever it is you’re in the market for, you can now shop for it on Sunday mornings in North Dakota. That’s because the state’s Blue Laws have been lifted. “Well you’ve never been able to come until after lunch, which kind of gets in…

No More Blue Laws in North Dakota

Businesses will be allowed to open on Sunday mornings

BISMARCK, N.D. — Come Sunday, shoppers in North Dakota will be able to get an earlier start. The law which reverses regulations that close most retailers from midnight to noon on Sundays takes effect. Gov. Burgum signed the “Blue Law” House Bill 1097 in March. He said it provided a “more level playing field” for businesses to compete with online…

Fargo Business Owners Call for Repeal of North Dakota’s Blue Laws

Legislators in the ND House recently voted to repeal the laws Thursday

FARGO, N.D. —¬†Growing up in Devils Lake, Amber Sander says she loved getting up to work at a restaurant on Sundays. “Sunday mornings I got the best tips, I loved working Sunday mornings it was awesome. So, I think people that want to services on Sunday also want to have access to the things they want to do after they’re…

Petition To Change Sunday Shopping Laws In North Dakota Comes Up Short

Group Changes Tactics And Will Push For Legislation To Remove Blue Laws

FARGO, ND — A petition drive to change North Dakota’s Sunday shopping laws has come up very short. The man behind the petition, Fargo businessman and now political candidate Brandon Medenwald, says only about 5-thousand of the more than 13-thousand signatures needed were collected. Medenwald will now focus on pushing for reintroduction of a bill next year to remove the…

ND Senate Kills Repeal of Sunday Shopping Law

The bipartisan measure lifting the state's so-called blue laws failed 22-25

  BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Senate has killed a bill to repeal the state’s longstanding Sunday business restrictions. The bipartisan measure lifting the state’s so-called blue laws failed 22-25. It had narrowly passed the House 48-46 last month. The National Conference of State Legislatures says about a dozen states have some form of Sunday sales laws, but only…