Back to the annual debate. I should probably just point to an old thread since this topic gets so thoroughly rehashed every year, but I can't help myself... http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/189757591.html As in prior years, there are some fun quotes to be found: -"Everything isn't about convenience," said Jack Lanners, president of the MGM Wine & Spirits stores. -"We just want to keep things as they are," said Frank Ball, executive director of the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association -"Wisconsin's got their way of doing things, and Minnesotans have their way of doing things," Ball said. -Polls show widespread support for Sunday liquor sales -- 59 percent in favor, 29 percent opposed in a June poll of Minnesotans by Public Policy Polling. but Reinert says the message he gets from legislative leaders is: "We know it's going to change, but this is not the year." And for those who want to participate in the process: To that end, members of the Minnesota Beer Activists are circulating an online petition on their site, mnbeeractivists.com. As of Monday evening, 1,300 people had signed. "A few phone calls can really make a difference," said the group's executive director, Andrew Schmitt. "All we can do is work hard and hope for the best."