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In some parts of Minnesota, buying a case of beer or a bottle of wine means visiting a city-owned liquor store — or "muni." Minnesota's law allowing cities to have a monopoly over liquor sales within their boundaries is unlike most other states.

Curious Minnesota podcast host Eric Roper talked with former Star Tribune intern Maya Marchel Hoff about the Prohibition-era history behind Minnesota's municipal liquor stores.

Further reading:

Why does Minnesota have municipal liquor stores? (March 2023 Curious Minnesota article)

Detailed information about how each "control state" regulates alcohol (National Alcohol Beverage Control Association)