St. Louis County Board approves Sunday liquor sales

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 Administration • 100 North Fifth Avenue West, Room 202 • Duluth, MN 55802

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Kevin Z. Gray
County Administrator



June 27, 2017

CONTACT: Dana Kazel, Communications Manager

218-725-5049 (office) • 218-591-2219 (cell)


St. Louis County Board amends ordinance to allow Sunday liquor sales

St. Louis County commissioners voted to amend the County's liquor license ordinance to allow Sunday liquor sales beginning Sunday, July 2. The vote allows for the sale of off-sale intoxicating liquor between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. at businesses licensed by St. Louis County, such as liquor stores in townships and unorganized townships. 

The change follows new enabling legislation from the state, which allows for Sunday liquor sales beginning in July with local government approval.

The County Board approved the amendment 6-0. Commissioner Pete Stauber was absent.

In other action:

  • The County Board approved $10,000 to the Northland Vietnam Veterans Foundation to assist with costs for constructing a monument at the new Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Grand Lake Township. The monument is a replica of the “Vietnam Veteran Walking into Wall” sculpture in Rochester, New York. It depicts a Vietnam-era infantry soldier walking into a black granite wall, symbolizing him walk into eternity to meet his fellow soldiers. The new cemetery is expected to open in July 2018.
  • A resolution regarding the sale of tax forfeited land to the Duluth Economic Development Authority (DEDA) for a proposed Kwik Trip on Boundary Avenue will remain tabled until the July 11 meeting. This will allow the full Board to be present to vote, as well as allow time to consider the effect of the Duluth City Council's decision to deny a zoning change for the land.