Industry Veteran Hans Lofgren Passes

Hans A. “Hanzee” Lofgren, age 52, of St. Paul; passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 6th. ​A celebration of Hanzee’s life will take place on Monday, October 16 at 11 AM at Roseville Lutheran Church, 1215 W. Roselawn Avenue, Roseville. Visitation will be from 3-8 PM Sunday 10/15 at Mueller-Bies Funeral Home-Roseville, 2130 N. Dale Street at… Read More

Local sales tax increases starting on Oct. 1st

If your business is in one of the cities or counties that have a change scheduled, it is important that you know about the change and that your POS system is updated, if applicable, at the end of business on September 30th. Here are the changes from the MN Dept. of Revenue: Anoka County .25%… Read More

St Paul Considering Ban on Menthol Tobacco Products

The below letter was sent to the St. Paul City Council after it was learned that the city, like Minneapolis last month, was considering allowing menthol tobacco products to be sold only in tobacco stores. This would mean package liquor stores would no longer be able to sell those products. MLBA lobbied Minneapolis to allow liquor… Read More

Is your website ADA Compliant?

I’m sure you’ve heard of the rash of lawsuits being filed in Minnesota against businesses that are not ADA compliant for things such as disability access, parking lot handicap stall widths, bathroom accessibility and many, many more. The MLBA, along with a coalition of partners from the chambers of commerce to business associations, managed to… Read More

Recent News Updates

Surly Case Challenges Tip Pooling Mandate By Jane McClure, Foodservice News A key decision in a case involving tip pooling returns to Hennepin County District Court this fall, after a judge ruled in favor in July of a former employee who filed a lawsuit against Surly Brewing Company. The case centers on the sharing or pooling of… 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!"