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Watch: Growlers first step toward lifting Sunday liquor sale ban?

There are 12 states that do not allow liquor stores to sell product on Sunday, and if you’ve ever been past a spirits shop in Minnesota on a Sunday, you know the state is one of them.

Over the years, Minnesota legislators have proposed doing away with the ban, and this year is no different with a number of bills being introduced in the Minnesota House and Senate. 

Supporters of Sunday liquor sales say the ban is bad for business and stores in border communities lose sales.

However, liquor store owners opposed opening on Sunday, saying they will be forced to open to keep up with their competitors if supporters of Sunday liquor sales get their way. 

This week’s Starting Line takes a look at issue, from the viewpoint of HF2404.  

Sponsored by Rep. Sarah Anderson (R-Plymouth), the bill would allow small brewers to sell growlers on Sunday.

Anderson believes allowing Sunday sales of growlers is a small step toward allowing Sunday liquor sales.

Watch this week's Starting Line on the House Public Information Services YouTube channel here.

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