Minneapolis $15/hr Minimum Wage Update

8/23/16: A Hennepin County judge overruled the Minneapolis City Council’s decision to block a $15 minimum wage charter amendment, ordering that the issue be placed on the November ballot. Read the full story here.

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 Loses Two Beverage Industry Giants

Industry giants and MLBA Hospy Hall of Fame Inductees Sid Applebaum of Big Top Liquor Stores and Paul Morrissey of Capitol Beverage Sales passed away recently. Paul Morrissey The 2011 inductee into the Hospy Hall of Fame and owner of Capitol Beverage Sales in Fridley, Died Sunday, July 17th, 2016 at his home following an… Read More

Minimum Wage Increased August 1st

The last of the three scheduled increases in the state’s minimum wage began on August 1, 2016. Large employers defined as companies whose gross receipts are greater than $500,000 per year must pay their employees a minimum wage of $9.50 per hour, up from $9.00 per hour. Small employers whose gross receipts are less than $500,000 per… Read More

Minneapolis City Attorney Recommends $15 Minimum Wage NOT Go on Ballot in November

MLBA Members, We have been tracking the push for $15 Minimum Wage in Minneapolis and the City Attorney has recommended that this initiative NOT be put on the  ballot in November as a charter amendment. That does not mean the Council won’t vote to do so but good news nonetheless. This goes to the committee… 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!"