Senate Passes Uniform Labor Standards Bill

The Minnesota Senate voted today (4/20/17) to prevent Minnesota cities from raising the minimum wage or enacting other workplace rules beyond what the state has set. The House version of the bill HF600 has already passed, while the Senate version SF580 passed today. The MLBA, along with several of our coalition partners, have testified in favor of the Uniform… Read More

Update: Surdyk’s Penalty to be Increased

As reported here earlier, a tentative settlement with the liquor store for a looser punishment (10 day suspension including 9 Sundays starting in July) was rejected. A new, stiffer penalty will be negotiated over the next month. It had previously been reported that the liquor store had negotiated a reduced suspension from 30 days to… Read More

Message to St. Paul Retailers

Dear St Paul Retailer, By now, you have received the large postcard from the St. Paul Department of Human Rights and Equal Opportunity announcing the Earned Sick & Safe Time ordinance that goes into effect on July 1st. As you know, St. Paul felt as though they did their due diligence by holding listening sessions… Read More

Minnesota’s limits on farm wineries are unconstitutional

StarTribune Editorial – March 27th, by Meagan Forbes If you’re looking for a Cabernet, Tempranillo or Malbec at your favorite Minnesota farm winery, chances are you won’t find one. And it’s not Minnesota’s harsh winters that are to blame. It’s Minnesota’s harsh regulatory environment. Unlike craft brewers — who are free to import a variety… Read More

Spring Conference Set for Apr 29 – May 2 at Arrowwood

Plan to attend the PREMIER educational conference for Minnesota’s licensed beverage retailers. The MLBA is pleased to announce that we are teaming up with our friends at the Municipal Beverage Association to attend their highly successful and educational Annual Spring Conference starting on Saturday, April 29 through Tuesday, May 2 at Arrowwood Resort & Conference… 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!"