Supporters of Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota are now taking a multiple-bill approach to trying to modify the longtime prohibition.
State Sen. Roger Reinert, DFL-Duluth, and Rep. Jenifer Loon, R-Eden Prairie, will hold a State Capitol news conference Thursday to unveil a bipartisan package of options.
"The bills will be from a full repeal, to a local option. Localities can either opt in or opt out, to folks who want to try some baby steps, allowing growler sales and taproom sales on Sundays," Reinert said. "Up till now we've had just a full repeal. The point of the press conference is to say to legislators, 'given all of the engagement by citizens, given the approval ratings that show anywhere from 60 to 70 percent, can we really not do anything?'"
Reinert said he's received more e-mail is support of Sunday liquor sales this year that he ever received on any issue.