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Businesses in Morrison have been battling the city for more than a year to get Sunday liquor restrictions dropped. The Morrison city council rejected Sunday liquor sales in a vote last year but, on Monday night, the newly elected city council unanimously voted to end the ban.

"Everybody is very happy about it," said Kent Shepard, the owner of Kj's Bar and Grill. "It's a move in the right direction."

Shepard has been pushing for change for more than a year saying he's tired of losing Sunday business to nearby towns.

"It does make a big difference for us," Shepard said. "Anywhere from $700 to $1,000 for that Sunday alone. So, it's going to be quite an increase in the revenue for the business."

Adding a Sunday shift will boost business but it will also raise operating expenses --

"It will increase both the alcohol orders and the food orders but hopefully it will all work out in the end."

This is uncharted territory for bar and restaurant owners in Morrison but it's something they'll have to get used to because the changes take place this Sunday.

Council members also decided the only hours businesses can serve alcohol on Sundays will run from 12 p.m. and 10 p.m.