ENM moving toward Sunday liquor

On July 1, 2017, Minnesota will change one of its oldest liquor laws, allowing the offsale of liquor on Sunday for the first time in 159 years. The Elko New Market City Council directed city staff to follow that change.

City Clerk Sandy Green asked the council at its Thursday, April 13, meeting about changes to the city’s law. She said the city’s current code follows state statutes on liquor. She noted the council can make the city’s code more restrictive. Without any changes to the city code, hours for Sunday off-sale liquor sales will default to the new statute of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The new law will affect TDF Liquors Inc., plus nearly every liquor establishment in Elko New Market.

Mayor Bob Crawford instructed her to stay with the state statute, which was the council’s consensus.

In February, the Minnesota House voted...

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