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Summit Brewing founder and President Mark Stutrud says his business could be on the line if the alcohol excise tax passed by the Minnesota House becomes law.Mark Zdechlik | MPR Photo

Minnesota bars, brewers blast booze tax proposal

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ST. PAUL — A bill passed by the Minnesota House that would increase taxes on alcohol has the hospitality and alcoholic beverage industries in an uproar.


Supporters of raising the excise tax on alcohol say it’s long overdue and the state could bring in $200 million a year if people paid just seven cents more per drink. Alcoholic beverage producers pay the excise tax.

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