Politics

Closing Time

If Governor Ritter has any doubts about putting pen to paper to sign the long-overdue repeal of Colorado’s Sunday liquor ban, he should remember that the state’s honor is at risk. This is Convention Summer, and Minnesota sure as hell isn’t going to beat us to the booze.

A legislative proposal in the Twin Cities that would allow cities within 10 miles of the Republican National Convention hub, the Xcel Energy Center, to extend their closing time from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. for the 11 days surrounding the convention has met with an icy reception. The proposal also includes a reprieve of a Sunday liquor store ban, allowing temporary hours for the convention duration.

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Sean Cronin