SMART Campaign Launches

On Friday, February 13th, the SMART campaign, which stands for Supporting Minnesota’s Alcohol Regulations and Tradition, was launched. SMART is a public education and grassroots advocacy effort organized and supported by the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association (MLBA), Minnesota Municipal Beverage Association (MMBA), Minnesota Beer Wholesalers Association (MBWA), and Teamsters Joint Council 32 in support of Minnesota’s… 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 March 27, 2015 March 20, 2015 March 13, 2015 March 6, 2015 February 27, 2015 February 20, 2015 February 13, 2015 February 6, 2015 January 30, 2015 January… Read More

Beware of Jury Duty Scam

Burnsville, Minnesota – January 6, 2015 – Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota ® (BBB) is warning the public about a jury duty scam which, regrettably, never goes out of style. Though most adults are aware they may be called for jury duty, not everyone is familiar with the bureaucracy surrounding this process; the exact manner in which… Read More

Sunday Sales

With a new Republican majority in the House starting in 2015, there is a new push for Sunday Sales.  The following article was posted at on November 25th. Read the full article here: In latest push for Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota, a new strategy

Electronic Pulltabs Gaining Momentum

A recent article on the MPR website shows that electronic pulltab play has increased in the past year.  MLBA Allied Member Pilot Games has brought new and exciting games to the market and MLBA member Phat Pheasant in Windom is leading the way. Read the full article here: Once a flop, e-pulltab gambling quietly rebounds.

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!"