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Published January 28, 2013, 02:43 PM

North Dakota House approves earlier Sunday booze sales

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A House committee on Monday approved a measure that would allow alcohol sales on Sundays in North Dakota to begin at 10 a.m. instead of noon.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A House committee on Monday approved a measure that would allow alcohol sales on Sundays in North Dakota to begin at 10 a.m. instead of noon.

The House Industry, Business and Labor Committee gave a "do pass" recommendation to the bill by a vote of 8-3.

Fargo Republican Rep. Randy Boehning says all states bordering North Dakota allow early morning alcohol sales on Sunday.

No one spoke in opposition to the measure.

North Dakota law once required most businesses to stay closed on Sundays. It was changed in 1985 to allow grocery stores to open.

The Legislature in 1991 allowed most businesses to open on Sundays but they couldn't open their doors before noon.

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