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

Midwest Expo, Oct. 11th Seminar Schedule

You don’t want to miss this year’s Midwest Expo at Jimmy’s Conference Center in Vadnais Heights which starts at 12:30pm with a SALES alcohol awareness training course. The trade show begins at 2pm and there are two additional seminars starting at 3pm. “Whisk(e)ys of the World” and “Building with Beer”. Click here for more seminar… Read More

Chesak Named MLBA Executive Director

St. Paul — September 1, 2015 The Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association (MLBA – www.mlba.com) 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

Capitol Updates

General legislative weekly updates will be posted here. Any updates with specific alcohol related legislation will be in their own seperate post. Archive from 2015 Legislative Session May 15, 2015 May 8, 2015 May 1, 2015 April 24, 2015 April 17, 2015 April 10, 2015 March 27, 2015 March 20, 2015 March 13, 2015 March… 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!"