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Gov. Dayton not on Board with Lowering Drinking Age

Joe Mazan
KSTP

February 04, 2015 06:59 PM

The debate to lower the drinking age in Minnesota is back at the Capitol.

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A bill would allow 18-year-olds to drink in bars and restaurants but still prevents them from buying alcohol in stores.

State Representative Phyllis Kahn proposed the bill because of problems of binge drinking on college campuses. She said she believes serving 18-year-olds in public will make them drink more responsibly.

"If anyone believes that someone underage can't have someone go into a liquor store and buy them liquor, they need a better introduction to the real world," Kahn said.

At this point, Governor Mark Dayton says he will not support the measure.

The Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association hasn't taken a position on the bill yet.


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