Sunday Liquor Sales Supporters Caravan to Wisconsin
ST. PAUL (AP) - The caravan of vehicles drove from the Minnesota Capitol to a liquor store in neighboring Wisconsin to make a point.
The 19-mile trek by about 30 vehicles was staged in support of legalizing Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota. Local business owners and state politicians gathered in a parking lot in front of the Capitol Sunday afternoon.
Republican Sen. David Osmek told supporters he's tired of sending commerce and tax revenue for liquor sales to Wisconsin on Sunday.
Minnesota Beer Activists director Andrew Schmitt bought a 6-pack of New Glarus beer when the caravan arrived at Spirit Seller in Hudson. A push to repeal Minnesota's 80-year-old ban on Sunday liquor sales has been ongoing.