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

Sunday Sales Amendment Fails in House

Legislators in both the House and Senate show strong support for current smart and balanced alcohol regulations and “Mom & Pop” small businesses. On April 28, 2015, the Minnesota House of Representatives debated and approved Senate File 1238, the omnibus liquor bill, by a vote of 127-4. An amendment to allow municipalities to permit the… Read More

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

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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!"
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