Sunday sales amendment fails vote in Minnesota State Senate

Legislators show strong support for current smart and balanced alcohol regulations and “Mom & Pop” small businesses (April 16, 2015 – St. Paul, Minnesota) – Today the Minnesota State Senate debated and approved Senate File 1238, the omnibus liquor bill. An amendment to allow the off-sale of alcohol on Sundays (Sunday sales) was moved by Sen…. Read More

MLBA District 7 Spring Party, April 18

The MLBA District 7 Spring Party is Saturday, April 18th at Valentini’s Supper Club 31 West Lake Street Chisholm, MN 55719 218-254-2607. Schedule for April 18 5pm :: Legislative Update Meeting 6pm :: Happy Hour and Networking 6:30pm :: Dinner Cost: $25 per person or $40 per couple Please call ahead for reservations and we… Read More

SMART Campaign Launches

On Friday, February 13th, the SMART campaign, which stands for Supporting Minnesota’s Alcohol Regulations and Tradition, was launched. SMART is a public education and grassroots advocacy effort organized and supported by the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association (MLBA), Minnesota Municipal Beverage Association (MMBA), Minnesota Beer Wholesalers Association (MBWA), and Teamsters Joint Council 32 in support of Minnesota’s… 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 April 17, 2015 April 10, 2015 March 27, 2015 March 20, 2015 March 13, 2015 March 6, 2015 February 27, 2015 February 20, 2015 February 13, 2015 February… 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

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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!"