Be Careful What You Wish For

In 2010, the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association (MLBA) actively encouraged its members to support Republican candidates for legislative office. They along with other groups looked forward to new legislative majorities. The problem is their industry is completely...

Grocer Opposed to Wine in Grocery Stores

Advocates for wine sales in grocery stores have asked Rep. Bob Gunther (R-24A, Fairmont) if he would carry the bill and he declined. As one of two grocers in the State House, new Rep. Dean Simpson (R-10B, New York Mills) being the other, many of Gunther’s colleagues...

Naming Names

The Star Tribune tried to ferret out the names meant by Rep Greg Davids (R–31B, Preston) condemnation after the shelving of the Wine in Grocery Stores bill but failed. We, on the other hand, have learned the finger was pointed directly at former Representative and now...

The Wine in Grocery Stores Issue is Shelved

Sometimes change comes slowly in Minnesota.  So is the case in the eraser of the outmoded “Blue Laws.”  These were the laws set to incur obedience to religion and commemorate the Christian day of worship.  This is why they don’t sell cars, beer, wine or liquor on...