- Associated Press - Thursday, March 16, 2017

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A Fargo businessman is leading a drive for an initiated measure to repeal North Dakota’s law barring shopping on Sunday mornings.

Brandon Medenwald has launched “North Dakota Open on Sundays.” The push for a statewide vote comes after the state Senate this week killed a bill to repeal North Dakota’s longstanding Sunday business restrictions.

Medenwald tells KFGO-AM (http://bit.ly/2mSOtoS ) he is putting a committee together and hopes to have the measure’s language ready to submit to the secretary of state’s office within a couple of weeks.

If the language is approved, his group will need to gather more than 13,000 valid signatures to get the measure on the ballot.

Medenwald says he doesn’t think state government should dictate when businesses can and cannot be open.

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Information from: KFGO-AM, http://www.kfgo.com

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