The New Ulm City Council received notice of a new state law allowing restaurants to sell alcohol with takeout meals. This law will expire when Governors Executive Order is lifted and bars and restaurants are reopened. The council could have opted out of this law and prohibited off-sale liquor, but decided to allow it to stand in New Ulm City Manager Chris Dalton said this law allows any restaurant to sell up to 72 ounces of malt liquor, hard seltzers, cider or 750 ml of wine. This is equivalent to a six pack and a bottle of wine. Restaurants without an off-sale license could only sell alcohol with a meal and it must be for pickup. Alcohol cannot be delivered. City Attorney Roger Hippert said the restaurant must have an on-sale liquor license. Councilor Schultz said the council wanted to do everything they could to support businesses. He made the motion to receive the notice with a second from Councilor Larry Mack.

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