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

MLBA District 7 Golf Outing

The MLBA District 7 (Carlton, St Louis, Lake and Cook Counties) is holding their annual Golf Day on Wednesday, July 15th at Big Lake Golf Course in Cloquet.  Shotgun start is at Noon and cost is $20 per golfer plus cart. For more information on this event and to register call Dick Kari at 218-940-1262.

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

SMART Campaign Launches MNSmart.org

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

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!"