Public Supports Strong Alcohol Policies: new report available

A new report from the Campaign for a Healthy Alcohol Marketplace finds that the public is generally happy with current alcohol regulations. And, contrary to what you may hear in the media, there is no cry for greater convenience for buying alcohol products. The report, “Public Supports Strong Alcohol Policies,” looks at a variety of policies… Read More

Sunday Sales Could Lead to Wine in Grocery

If you recall, Colorado passed Sunday Sales several years ago. Since then, the grocers have tried various strategies to get some sort of strong alcohol in their facilities as the sales of 3.2 beer have dried up on Sundays in Colorado. That is what will happen in Minnesota. From the 4/11/16 Coloradan: Colorado: 3.2 beer could disappear in… Read More

Seminar and Entertainment Announced for the MLBA Spring Conference, Sun. May 1st

MLBA is pleased to announce the seminar and live music for the annual MLBA Spring Conference on Sunday, May 1st at Craguns Lodge on beautiful Gull Lake 7 miles NW of Brainerd. MLBA. Members who wish to attend, click here for a downloadable registration form. as well as in your online newsletters and in the March/April issue of… Read More

MN Legislature Not Likely to Address Sunday Sales this Session

From MinnPost 2/24/16: The 2015 legislative session was mostly a victorious one for beer and liquor advocates, especially those who’ve been chipping away at Minnesota’s decades-old restrictions on Sunday liquor sales. Last year, legislators changed laws to make way for craft breweries and brewpubs to sell 64-ounce jugs of beer — better known as growlers — on… Read More

Mpls Workforce Fairness Coalition Update

Coalition Update, February 23, 2016 Minneapolis Workplace Regulation Partnership Group Report Delayed To March 16 The Workplace Regulation Partnership Group took action this week to request a delay in the report to the City Council.  The new report date will be March 16 and three additional meetings of the group have been scheduled. Click here for the schedule, but note the… Read More

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