Update on Minimum Wage Increase

Monday – April 14, 2014: Following several weeks of no movement on the minimum wage bill, the House and Senate DFL leadership announced an agreement on a minimum wage increase. The bill was passed by the Senate and House April 7th and 9th respectively. The provisions of the bill are as follows: Increases the minimum… Read More

MLBA Spring Conference – May 4th

The 2014 MLBA Spring Conference will return to Cragun’s Resort on beautiful Gull Lake, 4 miles NW of Brainerd, MN on Sunday, May 4th.  Click here for a registration to this event (pdf). A registration will also be in the next Rough Draught Newsletter and in the Mar/Apr PROOF Magazine. The schedule of events are… Read More

Lynn Johnson

Lynn Johnson, the founder of Johnson Brothers Liquor Company passed away over the weekend. Lynn started the Johnson Brothers company in 1953 as a one man operation in St. Paul.  The company grew under his leadership to be the largest spirits and wine wholesaler in Minnesota and distribute to some 17 states making them one… Read More

Attention Bars and Resturants in the metro area…recent scam involving Excel Energy–warning—

Xcel Energy warns Minnesota customers about new billing scams July 11, 2013 MINNEAPOLIS — Xcel Energy is warning customers of increased incidences of scams targeting residential and business customers. Since January, more than 120 scams have been reported in the utility’s Upper Midwest territory. The scams typically involve attempts to illegally obtain payments for fictitious… Read More

MLBA Members Get a Free Updated Labor Law Poster

One of the many benefits to membership in the MLBA is our handy All-in-One Labor Law Poster with all the required postings from Minnesota and the Federal government. New this year are updated postings from the state of Minnesota on minimum wage. There is no minimum wage increase, but there is some added language on… 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!"