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As shutdown continues, MillerCoors ordered to pull beer from bars

In Heaven, there is no beer - and the same could almost be true in Minnesota if the government shutdown goes on much longer.

MillerCoors has been ordered by state officials to pull its beer products from stores, taverns and restaurants.

That's because their state license renewals could not be processed by July 1 when Minnesota's government shutdown began. Those licenses have now expired.

The state's public safety department has told MillerCoors to come up with a plan for pulling its products in several days.

Julian Green of MillerCoors said the company is still trying to negotiate a deal with alcohol regulators, but for now, at least, they're not ruling out legal action.

MillerCoors is based in Chicago. It runs Wisconsin's largest brewery in Milwaukee.

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