St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - Proponents of allowing liquor stores to open on Sundays in Minnesota suffered another defeat at the State Capitol Tuesday, but the vote totals show the proposal has picked up considerable support among lawmakers.

A proposed amendment to an omnibus bill dealing with alcohol-related issues that would have ended the state’s ban on Sunday liquor sales was voted down 75-57 in the Minnesota House. A similar proposal were shot down by a vote of 106-21 a year ago.

The House approved the overall alcohol measure, which allows craft brewers to sell 64 ounce growlers of beer on Sunday and allows bars to begin serving alcohol at 8 AM on Sunday.

The state Senate previously rejected the Sunday liquor sale proposal by a vote of 35-28.

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