BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A state lawmaker from Fargo wants to change a North Dakota law that prevents retail stores from opening before noon on Sunday.

Democratic Rep. Pam Anderson tells KFGO surrounding states don't have a similar prohibition and since you can shop on the internet around the clock, the brick and mortar retailers are at a disadvantage.

The so-called blue law has changed over the years in North Dakota. At one point in the 1960s, no sales could take place anytime on Sunday. The law was later changed to exempt some businesses, such as pharmacies and restaurants.

Then in the 1990s, it was changed again to allow retail sales after noon on Sundays.

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