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Sunday Liquor Sales Begin in Minnesota Just in Time for the Holiday

Today marks the first weekend Minnesotans can purchase liquor on a Sunday

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — One “blue law” has finally come to an end, as Minnesotan’s are now able to buy liquor on Sundays. For Minnesotans, it’s something that’s been a long time coming. “They turned it down so many times in the past I didn’t think they’d do it,” said one shopper. “But, they finally did it.” “I think because there’s…

Judge Finds Liquor License Non-Renewal Unreasonable Near Pine Ridge Reservation

The ruling is a setback for advocates who want to close the stores in Whiteclay

  WHITECLAY, NE — A judge has overturned a decision to bar four Nebraska beer stores from selling next to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The South Dakota reservation is struggling with alcohol-related problems. The ruling is a setback for advocates who want to close the stores in Whiteclay, an unincorporated village of nine people that sells millions of cans of…

Beer Store Owners Appeal for License Renewal Near Pine Ridge Reservation

The appeal says the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission's decision was arbitrary, unsupported by evidence and contrary to Nebraska law

  SOUTH DAKOTA — The owners of four Nebraska beer stores are appealing the decision to not renew their liquor licenses. The stores sell beer and malt liquor just 200 yards south of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota which bars alcohol but continues to struggle with alcohol issues. The appeal says the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission’s decision…

Minneapolis City Council Members Rejecting Possible Settlement with Surdyk’s

Surdyk opened for Sunday sales on March 12 and the city ordered him to shut down, but he continued selling

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Some Minneapolis City Council members have rejected a tentative settlement with Surdyk’s. The owner of the liquor store disregarded the state’s new Sunday liquor law and opened for business before it was legal. Lawmakers this year repealed a ban on Sunday liquor sales, but it doesn’t take effect until July 2. Surdyk opened for Sunday sales…

Minnesota Sunday Liquor Sales to Begin July 2nd

Minnesota liquor stores will be able to open their doors on Sundays between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. beginning in July

  MINNESOTA — It’s official: liquor will be sold in Minnesota on Sundays starting in July. Gov. Dayton has signed the bill repealing the decades old ban. Minnesota liquor stores will be able to open their doors on Sundays between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. beginning in July. His signature is the final chapter in years of efforts to repeal…

Fargo Man Accused in Liquor Store Robbery in Court

No weapon was shown and he left in a car with an undetermined amount of cash

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo man accused of robbing Bernie’s Wines & Liquors in West Fargo on Sunday has made his first court appearance. Christopher Burns, 36, was arraigned on a felony robbery charge. He’ll be back in court for a preliminary hearing on April 12. Burns is accused of entering the liquor store on Sheyenne Street shortly…

MN Sunday Liquor Could Mean Business Loss for Fargo Stores

A Fargo liquor store owner says this law would decrease his Sunday sales by about 20%

FARGO, N.D. — Some Fargo liquor store owners say they will take a hit if Minnesota Sunday liquor sales become legal. Joel Wold of Bottle Barn in Fargo says they will likely lose about 20% of their usual Sunday business. He says Sunday is a big day for liquor purchases thanks to things like the Vikings games. Wold thinks stores…

Minnesota One Step Closer to Legalizing Liquor Sales on Sundays

The Senate Commerce Committee approved the bill on a 7-4 vote

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota Senate committee has moved the state one step closer to legalizing Sunday liquor sales. The Senate Commerce Committee approved the bill on a 7-4 vote. The House overwhelmingly passed it earlier this week. It’s an historic turn in the long struggle by many to repeal the decades-old law. The bill still must pass…

Moorhead Liquor Businesses Weigh in on Potential Sunday Sales

One Moorhead Liquor Stores Thinks Sales Could Boost Business

MOORHEAD, Minn. — For the first time in the Minnesota history, a bill that would reverse the ban on selling liquor on Sundays has passed the house. A senate committee will take up the bill Wednesday. One business says it’s happy that its customers would be able to shop more conveniently. Minnesota is one of 12 states that currently bans…