A bill was introduced that wants to lower the legal drinking age in Minnesota.

Representative Joe Hoppe has introduced a bill that would lower the legal drinking age in Minnesota from 21 to 19. The legal drinking age in Minnesota was changed in 1986 from 19 to 21 after the National Minimum Drinking Age Act was introduced. Part of the Drinking Age Act states: "requires that States prohibit persons under 21 years of age from purchasing or publicly possessing alcoholic beverages as a condition of receiving State highway funds".

Rep. Hoppe was quoted by saying that "If we can remove the risk of losing federal highway funds, I would move forward with this bill,"