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                            CHAPTER 131-S.F.No. 664 
                  An act relating to alcoholic beverages; modifying 
                  brewpub regulations; regulating wine tastings; 
                  providing for uniform off-sale hours statewide; 
                  regulating Sunday on-sales; authorizing certain 
                  on-sale licenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, 
                  sections 340A.301, subdivisions 6, 7; 340A.404, 
                  subdivision 2; 340A.412, subdivision 14; 340A.417; 
                  340A.418; 340A.503, by adding a subdivision; 340A.504, 
                  subdivisions 1, 3, 4; Laws 2000, chapter 440, section 
                  10; Laws 2003, chapter 126, section 28. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 340A.301, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [FEES.] The annual fees for licenses under this 
        section are as follows: 
          (a) Manufacturers (except as provided 
              in clauses (b) and (c))                    $15,000 
              Duplicates                                 $ 3,000
          (b) Manufacturers of wines of not more
              than 25 percent alcohol by volume          $   500
          (c) Brewers other than those described
              in clauses (d) and (i)                     $ 2,500
          (d) Brewers who also hold one or more
              retail on-sale licenses and who
              manufacture fewer than 3,500 barrels
              of malt liquor in a year, at any one
              licensed premises, using only wort produced 
              in Minnesota, the entire
              production of which is solely 
              for consumption on tap on the
              licensed premises or for off-sale
              from that licensed premises.
              A brewer licensed under this clause 
              must obtain a separate license 
              for each licensed premises where
              the brewer brews malt liquor.  A brewer
              licensed under this clause may not be
              licensed as an importer under this chapter  $  500
          (e) Wholesalers (except as provided in
              clauses (f), (g), and (h))                 $15,000
              Duplicates                                 $ 3,000
          (f) Wholesalers of wines of not more
              than 25 percent alcohol by volume          $ 2,000
          (g) Wholesalers of intoxicating
              malt liquor                                $   600
              Duplicates                                 $    25
          (h) Wholesalers of 3.2 percent 
              malt liquor                                $    10
          (i) Brewers who manufacture fewer than
              2,000 barrels of malt liquor in a year     $   150
           If a business licensed under this section is destroyed, or 
        damaged to the extent that it cannot be carried on, or if it 
        ceases because of the death or illness of the licensee, the 
        commissioner may refund the license fee for the balance of the 
        license period to the licensee or to the licensee's estate. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 340A.301, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [INTEREST IN OTHER BUSINESS.] (a) Except as 
        provided in this subdivision, a holder of a license as a 
        manufacturer, brewer, importer, or wholesaler may not have any 
        ownership, in whole or in part, in a business holding a retail 
        intoxicating liquor or 3.2 percent malt liquor license.  The 
        commissioner may not issue a license under this section to a 
        manufacturer, brewer, importer, or wholesaler if a retailer of 
        intoxicating liquor has a direct or indirect interest in the 
        manufacturer, brewer, importer, or wholesaler.  A manufacturer 
        or wholesaler of intoxicating liquor may use or have property 
        rented for retail intoxicating liquor sales only if the 
        manufacturer or wholesaler has owned the property continuously 
        since November 1, 1933.  A retailer of intoxicating liquor may 
        not use or have property rented for the manufacture or 
        wholesaling of intoxicating liquor. 
           (b) A brewer licensed under subdivision 6, clause (d), may 
        be issued an on-sale intoxicating liquor or 3.2 percent malt 
        liquor license by a municipality for a restaurant operated in 
        the place of manufacture.  Notwithstanding section 340A.405, a 
        brewer who holds an on-sale license issued pursuant to this 
        paragraph may, with the approval of the commissioner, be issued 
        a license by a municipality for off-sale of malt liquor produced 
        and packaged on the licensed premises.  Off-sale of malt liquor 
        shall be limited to the legal hours for off-sale at exclusive 
        liquor stores in the jurisdiction in which the brewer is 
        located, and the malt liquor sold off-sale must be removed from 
        the premises before the applicable off-sale closing time at 
        exclusive liquor stores.  The malt liquor shall be packaged in 
        64-ounce containers commonly known as "growlers."  The 
        containers shall bear a twist-type closure, cork, stopper, or 
        plug.  At the time of the sale, a paper or plastic adhesive 
        band, strip, or sleeve shall be applied to the container and 
        extend over the top of the twist-type closure, cork, stopper, or 
        plug forming a seal that must be broken upon opening of the 
        container.  The adhesive band, strip, or sleeve shall bear the 
        name and address of the brewer.  The containers shall be 
        identified as malt liquor, contain the name of the malt liquor, 
        bear the name and address of the brewer selling the malt liquor, 
        and shall be considered intoxicating liquor unless the alcoholic 
        content is labeled as otherwise in accordance with the 
        provisions of Minnesota Rules, part 7515.1100.  A brewer's total 
        retail sales at on- or off-sale under this paragraph may not 
        exceed 3,500 barrels per year, provided that off-sales may not 
        total more than 50 percent of the brewer's production or 500 
        barrels, whichever is less.  A brewer licensed under subdivision 
        6, clause (d), may hold or have an interest in other retail 
        on-sale licenses, but may not have an ownership interest in 
        whole or in part, or be an officer, director, agent, or employee 
        of, any other manufacturer, brewer, importer, or wholesaler, or 
        be an affiliate thereof whether the affiliation is corporate or 
        by management, direction, or control.  Notwithstanding this 
        prohibition, a brewer licensed under subdivision 6, clause (d), 
        may be an affiliate or subsidiary company of a brewer licensed 
        in Minnesota or elsewhere if that brewer's only manufacture of 
        malt liquor is: 
           (i) manufacture licensed under subdivision 6, clause (d); 
           (ii) manufacture in another state for consumption 
        exclusively in a restaurant located in the place of manufacture; 
        or 
           (iii) manufacture in another state for consumption 
        primarily in a restaurant located in or immediately adjacent to 
        the place of manufacture if the brewer was licensed under 
        subdivision 6, clause (d), on January 1, 1995. 
           (c) Except as provided in subdivision 7a, no brewer as 
        defined in subdivision 7a or importer may have any interest, in 
        whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in the license, 
        business, assets, or corporate stock of a licensed malt liquor 
        wholesaler. 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 340A.404, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [SPECIAL PROVISION; CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS.] (a) The 
        city of Minneapolis may issue an on-sale intoxicating liquor 
        license to the Guthrie Theater, the Cricket Theatre, the Orpheum 
        Theatre, the State Theatre, and the Historic Pantages Theatre, 
        notwithstanding the limitations of law, or local ordinance, or 
        charter provision relating to zoning or school or church 
        distances.  The licenses authorize sales on all days of the week 
        to holders of tickets for performances presented by the theaters 
        and to members of the nonprofit corporations holding the 
        licenses and to their guests. 
           (b) The city of Minneapolis may issue an intoxicating 
        liquor license to 510 Groveland Associates, a Minnesota 
        cooperative, for use by a restaurant on the premises owned by 
        510 Groveland Associates, notwithstanding limitations of law, or 
        local ordinance, or charter provision. 
           (c) The city of Minneapolis may issue an on-sale 
        intoxicating liquor license to Zuhrah Shrine Temple for use on 
        the premises owned by Zuhrah Shrine Temple at 2540 Park Avenue 
        South in Minneapolis, and to the American Swedish Institute for 
        use on the premises owned by the American Swedish Institute at 
        2600 Park Avenue South, notwithstanding limitations of law, or 
        local ordinances, or charter provision relating to zoning or 
        school or church distances. 
           (d) The city of Minneapolis may issue an on-sale 
        intoxicating liquor license to the American Association of 
        University Women, Minneapolis branch, for use on the premises 
        owned by the American Association of University Women, 
        Minneapolis branch, at 2115 Stevens Avenue South in Minneapolis, 
        notwithstanding limitations of law, or local ordinances, or 
        charter provisions relating to zoning or school or church 
        distances. 
           (e) The city of Minneapolis may issue an on-sale wine 
        license and an on-sale 3.2 percent malt liquor license to a 
        restaurant located at 5000 Penn Avenue South, and an on-sale 
        wine license and an on-sale malt liquor license to a restaurant 
        located at 1931 Nicollet Avenue South, notwithstanding any law 
        or local ordinance or charter provision. 
           (f) The city of Minneapolis may issue an on-sale wine 
        license and an on-sale malt liquor license to the Brave New 
        Workshop Theatre located at 3001 Hennepin Avenue South, the 
        Theatre de la Jeune Lune, the Illusion Theatre located at 528 
        Hennepin Avenue South, the Hollywood Theatre located at 2815 
        Johnson Street Northeast, the Loring Playhouse located at 1633 
        Hennepin Avenue South, the Jungle Theater located at 2951 
        Lyndale Avenue South, Brave New Institute located at 2605 
        Hennepin Avenue South, the Guthrie Lab located at 700 North 
        First Street, and the Southern Theatre located at 1420 
        Washington Avenue South, notwithstanding any law or local 
        ordinance or charter provision.  The license authorizes sales on 
        all days of the week. 
           (g) The city of Minneapolis may issue an on-sale 
        intoxicating liquor license to University Gateway Corporation, a 
        Minnesota nonprofit corporation, for use by a restaurant or 
        catering operator at the building owned and operated by the 
        University Gateway Corporation on the University of Minnesota 
        campus, notwithstanding limitations of law, or local ordinance 
        or charter provision.  The license authorizes sales on all days 
        of the week. 
           (h) The city of Minneapolis may issue an on-sale 
        intoxicating liquor license to the Guthrie Theater's 
        concessionaire or operator for a restaurant and catering 
        operator on the premises of the Guthrie Theater, notwithstanding 
        limitations of law, local ordinance, or charter provisions.  The 
        license authorizes sales on all days of the week. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 340A.412, 
        subdivision 14, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 14.  [EXCLUSIVE LIQUOR STORES.] (a) Except as 
        otherwise provided in this subdivision, an exclusive liquor 
        store may sell only the following items: 
           (1) alcoholic beverages; 
           (2) tobacco products; 
           (3) ice; 
           (4) beverages, either liquid or powder, specifically 
        designated for mixing with intoxicating liquor; 
           (5) soft drinks; 
           (6) liqueur-filled candies; 
           (7) food products that contain more than one-half of one 
        percent alcohol by volume; 
           (8) cork extraction devices; 
           (9) books and videos on the use of alcoholic beverages; 
           (10) magazines and other publications published primarily 
        for information and education on alcoholic beverages; and 
           (11) home brewing equipment. 
           (b) An exclusive liquor store that has an on-sale, or 
        combination on-sale and off-sale license may sell food for 
        on-premise consumption when authorized by the municipality 
        issuing the license. 
           (c) An exclusive liquor store may offer live or recorded 
        entertainment. 
           Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 340A.417, is 
        amended to read: 
           340A.417 [SHIPMENTS INTO MINNESOTA.] 
           (a) Notwithstanding section 297G.07, subdivision 2, or any 
        provision of this chapter, a winery licensed in a state which 
        affords Minnesota wineries an equal reciprocal shipping 
        privilege other than Minnesota, or a winery located in 
        Minnesota, may ship, for personal use and not for resale, not 
        more than two cases of wine, containing a maximum of nine liters 
        per case, in any calendar year to any resident of Minnesota age 
        21 or over.  Delivery of a shipment under this section may not 
        be deemed a sale in this state.  
           (b) The shipping container of any wine sent under this 
        section must be clearly marked "Alcoholic Beverages:  adult 
        signature (over 21 years of age) required.".  
           (c) No person may (1) advertise shipments authorized under 
        this section, (2) by advertisement or otherwise, solicit 
        shipments authorized by this section, or (3) accept orders for 
        shipments authorized by this section by use of the Internet.  No 
        shipper located outside Minnesota may advertise interstate 
        reciprocal wine shipments in Minnesota.  
           (d) It is not the intent of this section to impair the 
        distribution of wine through distributors or importing 
        distributors, but only to permit shipments of wine for personal 
        use. 
           (e) No criminal penalty may be imposed on a person for a 
        violation of this section other than a violation described in 
        paragraph (f) or (g).  Whenever it appears to the commissioner 
        that any person has engaged in any act or practice constituting 
        a violation of this section, and the violation is not within two 
        years of any previous violation of this section, the 
        commissioner shall issue and cause to be served upon the person 
        an order requiring the person to cease and desist from violating 
        this section.  The order must give reasonable notice of the 
        rights of the person to request a hearing and must state the 
        reason for the entry of the order.  Unless otherwise agreed 
        between the parties, a hearing shall be held not later than 
        seven days after the request for the hearing is received by the 
        commissioner after which and within 20 days after the receipt of 
        the administrative law judge's report and subsequent exceptions 
        and argument, the commissioner shall issue an order vacating the 
        cease and desist order, modifying it, or making it permanent as 
        the facts require.  If no hearing is requested within 30 days of 
        the service of the order, the order becomes final and remains in 
        effect until modified or vacated by the commissioner.  All 
        hearings shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of 
        chapter 14.  If the person to whom a cease and desist order is 
        issued fails to appear at the hearing after being duly notified, 
        the person shall be deemed in default, and the proceeding may be 
        determined against the person upon consideration of the cease 
        and desist order, the allegations of which may be deemed to be 
        true. 
           (f) Any person who violates this section within two years 
        of a violation for which a cease and desist order was issued 
        under paragraph (e), is guilty of a misdemeanor. 
           (g) Any person who commits a third or subsequent violation 
        of this section, including a violation for which a cease and 
        desist order was issued under paragraph (c), within any 
        subsequent two-year period is guilty of a gross misdemeanor. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 340A.418, is 
        amended to read: 
           340A.418 [WINE TASTINGS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITION.] For purposes of this section, 
        a "wine tasting" is an event of not more than four hours' 
        duration at which persons pay a fee or donation to participate, 
        and are allowed to consume wine by the glass without paying a 
        separate charge for each glass. 
           Subd. 2.  [TASTINGS AUTHORIZED.] (a) A charitable, 
        religious, or other nonprofit organization may conduct a wine 
        tasting of not more than four hours duration on premises the 
        organization owns or leases or has use donated to it, or on the 
        licensed premises of a holder of an on-sale intoxicating liquor 
        license that is not a temporary license, if the organization 
        holds a temporary on-sale intoxicating liquor license under 
        section 340A.404, subdivision 10, and complies with this 
        section.  An organization holding a temporary license may be 
        assisted in conducting the wine tasting by another nonprofit 
        organization. 
           (b) An organization that conducts a wine tasting under this 
        section may use the net proceeds from the wine tasting only for: 
           (1) the organization's primary nonprofit purpose; or 
           (2) donation to another nonprofit organization assisting in 
        the wine tasting, if the other nonprofit organization uses the 
        donation only for that organization's primary nonprofit purpose. 
           (c) No wine at a wine tasting under this section may be 
        sold, or orders taken, for off-premises consumption. 
           (d) Notwithstanding any other law, an organization may 
        purchase or otherwise obtain wine for a wine tasting conducted 
        under this section from a wholesaler licensed to sell wine, and 
        the wholesaler may sell or give wine to an organization for a 
        wine tasting conducted under this section and may provide 
        personnel to assist in the wine tasting.  A wholesaler who sells 
        or gives wine to an organization for a wine tasting under this 
        section must deliver the wine directly to the location where the 
        wine tasting is conducted. 
           (e) This section does not prohibit or restrict a wine 
        tasting that is: 
           (1) located on on-sale premises where no charitable 
        organization is participating; or 
           (2) located on on-sale premises where the proceeds are for 
        a designated charity but where the tasting is primarily for 
        educational purposes. 
           (f) The four-hour limitation specified in paragraph (a) 
        shall not apply to a wine tasting at a convention of fine wine 
        and gourmet food exhibitors, provided the convention has at 
        least 100 exhibitors and takes place over not more than three 
        days. 
           Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 340A.503, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 5a.  [ATTAINMENT OF AGE.] With respect to purchasing, 
        possessing, consuming, selling, furnishing, and serving 
        alcoholic beverages, a person is not 21 years of age until 8:00 
        a.m. on the day of that person's 21st birthday. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 340A.504, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [3.2 PERCENT MALT LIQUOR.] No sale of 3.2 
        percent malt liquor may be made between 2:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. 
        on the days of Monday through Saturday, nor between 2:00 a.m. 
        and 12:00 noon 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, provided that an 
        establishment located on land owned by the Metropolitan Sports 
        Commission, or the sports arena for which one or more licenses 
        have been issued under section 340A.404, subdivision 2, 
        paragraph (c), may sell 3.2 percent malt liquor between 10:00 
        a.m. and 12:00 noon on a Sunday on which a sports or other event 
        is scheduled to begin at that location on or before 1:00 p.m. of 
        that day. 
           Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 340A.504, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [INTOXICATING LIQUOR; SUNDAY SALES; ON-SALE.] (a) 
        A restaurant, club, bowling center, or hotel with a seating 
        capacity for at least 30 persons and which holds an on-sale 
        intoxicating liquor license may sell intoxicating liquor for 
        consumption on the premises in conjunction with the sale of food 
        between the hours of 12:00 noon 10:00 a.m. on Sundays and 2:00 
        a.m. on Mondays. 
           (b) The governing body of a municipality may after one 
        public hearing by ordinance permit a restaurant, hotel, bowling 
        center, or club to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on 
        the premises in conjunction with the sale of food between the 
        hours of 10:00 a.m. on Sundays and 2:00 a.m. on Mondays, 
        provided that the licensee is in conformance with the Minnesota 
        Clean Air Act. 
           (c) An establishment serving intoxicating liquor on Sundays 
        must obtain a Sunday license.  The license must be issued by the 
        governing body of the municipality for a period of one year, and 
        the fee for the license may not exceed $200. 
           (d) (c) A city may issue a Sunday intoxicating liquor 
        license only if authorized to do so by the voters of the city 
        voting on the question at a general or special election.  A 
        county may issue a Sunday intoxicating liquor license in a town 
        only if authorized to do so by the voters of the town as 
        provided in paragraph (e) (d).  A county may issue a Sunday 
        intoxicating liquor license in unorganized territory only if 
        authorized to do so by the voters of the election precinct that 
        contains the licensed premises, voting on the question at a 
        general or special election. 
           (e) (d) An election conducted in a town on the question of 
        the issuance by the county of Sunday sales licenses to 
        establishments located in the town must be held on the day of 
        the annual election of town officers. 
           (f) (e) Voter approval is not required for licenses issued 
        by the Metropolitan Airports Commission or common carrier 
        licenses issued by the commissioner.  Common carriers serving 
        intoxicating liquor on Sunday must obtain a Sunday license from 
        the commissioner at an annual fee of $50, plus $20 for each 
        duplicate.  
           Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 340A.504, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [INTOXICATING LIQUOR; OFF-SALE.] No sale of 
        intoxicating liquor may be made by an off-sale licensee: 
           (1) on Sundays; 
           (2) before 8:00 a.m. or after 10:00 p.m. on Monday through 
        Saturday; 
           (3) after 10:00 p.m. on Monday through Saturday at an 
        establishment located in a city other than a city of the first 
        class or within a city located within 15 miles of a city of the 
        first class in the same county; 
           (4) after 8:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and after 
        10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at an establishment located in 
        a city of the first class or within a city located within 15 
        miles of a city of the first class in the same county, provided 
        that an establishment may sell intoxicating liquor until 10:00 
        p.m. on December 31 and July 3, and on the day preceding 
        Thanksgiving day, unless otherwise prohibited under clause (1); 
           (5) on Thanksgiving Day; 
           (6) (4) on Christmas Day, December 25; or 
           (7) (5) after 8:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24. 
           Sec. 11.  Laws 2000, chapter 440, section 10, is amended to 
        read: 
           Sec. 10.  [WINE LICENSE; MAIN STREET STAGE THEATRE.] 
           The city of Anoka may issue an on-sale wine and malt liquor 
        license to the Lyric Arts Company of Anoka, Inc. for the Main 
        Street Stage Theatre.  The license authorizes sales of wine and 
        malt liquor on all days of the week to holders of tickets for 
        performances at the theater.  All provisions of Minnesota 
        Statutes, chapter 340A, not inconsistent with this section, 
        apply to the license authorized under this section. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective on approval by 
        the Anoka City Council and compliance with Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 645.021. 
           Sec. 12.  Laws 2003, chapter 126, section 28, is amended to 
        read: 
           Sec. 28.  [ELKO SPEEDWAY; ON-SALE LICENSE.] 
           Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 340A.404, 
        subdivision 1, the city of Elko may issue an on-sale 
        intoxicating liquor license to the Elko Speedway in addition to 
        the number authorized by law.  The license may authorize sales 
        only both to persons attending racing any and all events, and 
        sales in a restaurant/bar/banquet facility, at the speedway.  
        The license authorizes sales on all days of the week.  All 
        provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 340A, not inconsistent 
        with this provision, apply to the license authorized under this 
        section.  The license may be issued for a space that is not 
        compact and contiguous, provided that the licensed premises may 
        include only the space within the fenced grandstand area as 
        described in the approved license application. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective upon approval 
        by the Elko City Council and compliance with Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 645.021. 
           Sec. 13.  [BRECKENRIDGE; ON-SALE LICENSE.] 
           Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 340A.404, 
        subdivision 1, or any other law to the contrary, the city of 
        Breckenridge may issue a seasonal on-sale intoxicating liquor 
        license to the Bois de Sioux Golf Club for the nine holes of the 
        golf course located in Breckenridge.  The license may authorize 
        sales only to persons that are patrons of the golf course or 
        persons attending tournaments or special events hosted on the 
        premises.  The license authorizes sales on all days of the week. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 14.  [CITY OF CALEDONIA; LIQUOR LICENSE.] 
           Notwithstanding any other law, the city of Caledonia may 
        issue an on-sale intoxicating liquor license to Caledonia Area 
        Community Charities, Inc., for the Four Seasons Center in 
        Caledonia.  The license authorizes the licensee to dispense 
        intoxicating liquor only to persons attending events at the 
        center.  All provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 340A, not 
        inconsistent with this section, apply to the license authorized 
        under this section. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 15.  [DETROIT LAKES; ON-SALE.] 
           Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 340A.404, 
        subdivision 1, the city of Detroit Lakes may issue an on-sale 
        intoxicating liquor license, or an on-sale wine license and an 
        on-sale malt liquor license, to the Castaway Inn and Resort 
        located at 1200 East Shore Drive, notwithstanding any law, local 
        ordinance, or charter provision.  The license may authorize 
        sales only to persons who are registered guests at the lodging 
        establishment, their invitees, or persons attending the spa, a 
        conference, a meeting, or other events at the lodging 
        establishment.  The license authorizes sales on all days of the 
        week. 
           Sec. 16.  [CITY OF DULUTH; ON-SALE LICENSE.] 
           Notwithstanding any other law, local ordinance, or charter 
        provision, the city of Duluth may issue an on-sale intoxicating 
        liquor license for the premises known and used as the Enger Park 
        Golf Course, or for any portion of the premises as described in 
        the approved license application.  The license may be issued to 
        the city or to any person or corporation under contract or 
        agreement with the city with respect to operation of the golf 
        course.  All provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 340A, not 
        inconsistent herewith, apply to the license authorized under 
        this section. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 17.  [CITY OF EDEN PRAIRIE; ON-SALE LICENSE.] 
           Notwithstanding any law, local ordinance, or charter 
        provision, the city of Eden Prairie may issue an on-sale 
        intoxicating liquor license to any entity holding an operating 
        food service contract with the city for the operation of the 
        cafeteria, for use by the entity at the premises owned by the 
        city of Eden Prairie, at 8080 Mitchell Road in Eden Prairie.  
        The license authorizes sales on all days of the week to persons 
        attending special events in the cafeteria.  The licensee may not 
        dispense intoxicating liquor to any person attending or 
        participating in an amateur athletic event held on the premises 
        unless such dispensing is authorized by resolution of the city 
        council.  The license authorized by this subdivision may be 
        issued for space that is not compact and contiguous, provided 
        that all such space is within the City Center building and is 
        included in the description of the licensed premises on the 
        approved license application. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 18.  [MANKATO; ON-SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE.] 
           The city of Mankato may issue an on-sale intoxicating 
        liquor license to the premises known as the Midwest Wireless 
        Civic Center.  The license authorizes sales on all days of the 
        week to persons attending events at the center.  All provisions 
        of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 340A, not inconsistent with this 
        section, apply to the license authorized under this section. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Sec. 19.  [OFF-SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE; MILLE LACS 
        COUNTY.] 
           Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 340A.405, 
        subdivision 2, paragraph (e), the Mille Lacs County Board may 
        issue an off-sale intoxicating liquor license to an exclusive 
        liquor store located in Eastside Township.  All other provisions 
        of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 340A, not inconsistent with this 
        section, apply to the license authorized under this section. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Presented to the governor May 31, 2005 
           Signed by the governor June 2, 2005, 5:20 p.m.