MLBA Legislative Day is Monday Feb 9th

This year MLBA and MMBA (MN Municipal Beverage Association) are joining Hospitality Minnesota (Restaurants, Hotels, Motels, Campgrounds) for “Hospitality & Tourism Day.” There will be a separate breakout room for off-sale issues. This partnership allows for an improved setting and logistical support — especially with the on-going Capitol renovation. Currently, over two-thirds of the Capitol… Read More

Capitol Update for January 16, 2015

First Bill Passes the House: As the tax filing season is about to begin, the first bill to pass the House Floor, HF 6, brings Minnesota tax policy into conformity with changes made to the federal tax code. The tax changes provide relief for teachers paying for supplies, students with tuition expenses, homeowners with mortgage… Read More

Capitol Update for Jan. 9, 2015

For the past two years, Minnesota state government was controlled by one-party with Mark Dayton (DFL) in the Governor’s office and DFL majorities in the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota Senate. Battle for the control of the Minnesota House emerged as the biggest drama of the 2014 November elections. As a result of the… Read More

Beware of Jury Duty Scam

Burnsville, Minnesota – January 6, 2015 – Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota ® (BBB) is warning the public about a jury duty scam which, regrettably, never goes out of style. Though most adults are aware they may be called for jury duty, not everyone is familiar with the bureaucracy surrounding this process; the exact manner in which… Read More

Sunday Sales

With a new Republican majority in the House starting in 2015, there is a new push for Sunday Sales.  The following article was posted at on November 25th. Read the full article here: In latest push for Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota, a new strategy

Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association

Since 1952, the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association (MLBA) has been helping licensed beverage retailers in the state of Minnesota with information resources, educational programs and government affairs services designed to promote and protect their business. All our member retailers understand that: "With MLBA, You’re not alone!"