Sunday liquor sales supporters caravan to Wis.

Published 10:19 am Monday, March 16, 2015

ST. PAUL — 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.

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The Star Tribune says 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.