General Election Guide

The Race for Control of the Minnesota House Majority political party control in the House of Representatives has changed back and forth in the last four of five elections (2008 being the exception), so there is no doubt House Republicans – who currently have majority control – are playing defense to keep enough seats to… Read More

Architect of Many Frivolous A.D.A. Lawsuits Suspended

Ex – Attorney, Paul Hansmeier has finally met his match.  After years of intimidation and deceit, Hansmeier will no longer be suing our folks in the hospitality industry for at least 4 years.  Hansmeier had a string of frivolous lawsuits that reached as far as MANY of our MLBA members.  The tactics included sending in… Read More

Total Wine Denied Liquor License in Minnetonka

At the September 12 meeting of the Minnetonka City Council, a motion to approve a liquor license for the big box retailer from Maryland was denied on a 4 – 3 vote.  A 5 vote super majority was required to approve the license. The license was to go in the retail shopping area on Plymouth Road and… Read More

Minneapolis $15/hr Minimum Wage will NOT be on Ballot

8/31/16: The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday, August 31, reversed the trial court, keeping the proposed $15 minimum wage amendment off the ballot in the City of Minneapolis.  A victory for the City, who did not want it on the ballot and a victory for MLBA members. A large expenditure of time and money would have been… Read More

Minnesota’s Primary Election Results

Minnesota voters finalized the choices for November’s general election in the primary election on August 9th. If more than one candidate filed with a political party in a particular race, a primary was required to determine which candidate will advance to the general election. While Minnesota consistently ranks in the top three states for voter turnout… 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!"