Implications

  • Antiquated blue laws put Minnesota at a competitive disadvantage with Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and even Canada.
  • Some analysts estimate that legalizing Sunday alcohol sales in Minnesota could generate at least 10.6 million in additional state tax revenue.
  • The brewing industry is booming nationwide. Breweries will continue to look elsewhere when considering places to build.
  • Much like wineries, many people tour craft breweries. Unlike wineries, Minnesota breweries cannot sell packaged beer to tourists and travelers on Sundays.

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