St. Paul to Consider Unlimited Licenses and Earlier Closing Times

The St. Paul City Council is considering eliminating the cap on liquor licenses because several wards in the city have reached their limit. MLBA is monitoring the situation closely as there are other restrictions on any new license with a required Midnight closing time. Also being discussed is eliminating the food to liquor ratios, Minneapolis… Read More

MLBA Members Get Concessions on Destructive Minneapolis Ordinance

MLBA has been leading the pushback against a Minneapolis ordinance called “Working Families Agenda”. If you read your October issue of The Rough Draught Newsletter from MLBA you already know that MLBA was able to get a concession on the portion of the ordinance that would have required employers to post schedules 28 days in… Read More

Minnesota agents targeting college bars this fall

State officials are planning random compliance checks this fall for underage drinking and illegal gambling at bars around Minnesota college campuses.   Read the full article here

Chesak Named MLBA Executive Director

St. Paul — September 1, 2015 The Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association (MLBA – today announced it has named Tony Chesak as its new Executive Director. Chesak has been with MLBA for 14 years, serving as the association’s Associate Director and Director of Education. Previous MLBA Executive Director Frank Ball retired in 2015 after six… Read More

New Minimum Wage Rates Take Effect August 1st

New minimum wage rates to take effect as of August 1st, 2015. There is a new minimum wage poster available from the Minnesota Department of Labor website, click here for an 8.5 x 11 PDF. $9.00/hour Large employer – Any enterprise with an annual gross dollar volume of sales made or business done of $500,000… Read More

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!"