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Question: I am planning an ice fishing trip to the great state of Minnesota and I live in Iowa, is there a limit on how much alcohol I can bring from Iowa into Minnesota?

Answer: There is a limit on how much alcohol you can bring into Minnesota from a different state for personal use. You can bring 288 ounces of beer or wine or 1 liter of intoxicating liquor per person. If you bring more than this into Minnesota you need to contact the Department of Revenue.

You can avoid a ticket — and a crash — if you simply buckle up, drive at safe speeds, pay attention and always drive sober. Help us drive Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths.

If you have any questions concerning traffic related laws or issues in Minnesota send your questions to Sgt. Troy Christianson — Minnesota State Patrol at 2900 48th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901-5848, or reach him at