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

Statement from MLBA on Passage of Sunday Sales Bill in MN Senate

2/27/17 ST PAUL, MN – Tony Chesak, executive director of the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association, issued the following statement in response to Sunday sales passing the Minnesota Senate: “Today’s vote may seem like the popular decision to some, but its impact on small, family-owned liquor stores will be negative. Small, family-owned liquor stores and consumers throughout… Read More

Gov. Dayton says bills to override local wage, sick rules aim to tamp salaries

From the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS (2/8/17): Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is not a fan of the Republican Legislature’s move to override cities’ wage and sick rules. “This is about the business community trying to keep wages down in Minneapolis and St. Paul,” the Democratic-Farmer-Labor governor said Wednesday. (Duluth may soon consider a paid leave… Read More

MLBA Supports Uniform Statewide Labor Standards

There is currently a bill at the State Capitol to support statewide labor standards. MLBA and our members have been at several House and Senate committee hearings in support of the bill HF500 and SF580 Below is the testimony that Executive Director, Tony Chesak, gave at the February 8, House Committee hearing. Mr. Chair and Members… Read More

MLBA Legislative Day is A Success

The annual MLBA/MMBA Legislative Day at the State Capitol was held on Wednesday, January 25th at the “State Office Building” next to the State Capitol in Room 300S. The meeting, lunch (sponsored by IL Casualty Co.) and reception were all FREE for MLBA and MMBA members! The day started out with a legislative Briefing with MLBA Leaders and… 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!"