Liquor Industry and the City

Members of the liquor community and City staff share information at Liquor Industry and the City (LINC) meetings.

Liquor Industry and the City (LINC) meetings are for city staff and members of the liquor community. We invite all alcohol license holders to attend. If you have a topic you would like to discuss, please let us know.  

2022 meeting schedule

January 19 - Mask and Vaccine/Test Emergency Orders
February 16 - Canceled
March 16 - Canceled
April 20
May 18
June 15 - Canceled
July 20
August 17
September 21
November 16
December 21 - tentative

All meetings are scheduled at 2:00 p.m. using Microsoft Teams. We will post instructions for logging in remotely prior to each meeting. Meetings will be virtual-only until further notice. Eventually, meetings will likely be a combination of in-person and virtual for greater access.

January 19, 2022
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April 20, 2022 - Training on Racial Sensitivity/Identifying Internal Bias
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May 18, 2022
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July 20, 2022
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De-escalation presentation prepared by the Barbara Schneider Foundation

This de-escalation training will help build skills around the prevention of and intervention in mental health crisis and wellness recovery. The training will be conducted by Mark Anderson, Executive Director of the Barbara Schneider Foundation. Mark has many years experience and a history of working with law enforcement and first responders on mental health crisis response.  


  • Understanding mental health crisis
  • Physical safety
  • Special intervention techniques
  • Maintaining professional boundaries
  • The whole person in crisis
  • Verbal and non-verbal de-escalation tactics and strategies

Mark Anderson is Executive Director of the Barbara Schneider Foundation, an organization named for a woman who was tragically killed by responding officers in the year 2000. She was in her own home having a mental health crisis.  The foundation works with police, jails, hospitals, social workers, educators, local government, courts and community members to improve the response to individuals who are in mental health crisis and to prevent crisis.  He was a policy aide to U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone from 1990-2002 on mental health, health care and human rights reform initiatives.  Mark has been the founding Executive Director of the Barbara Schneider Foundation since 2002. 


Trespassing presentation prepared by City Attorney's Office and Trespass Notice Form


Trespassing Procedures

Guest Speaker: Renee Allen; Crime Prevention Specialist

Renee Allen shares the procedures for officially trespassing individuals from your businesses.

Best practice topics covered: documentation requirements, record keeping, signage, and how to train your staff on the procedures.


Contact us

Amy Lingo

District Supervisor

Community Planning & Economic Development




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Small Business Team

Community Planning & Economic Development




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 320
Minneapolis, MN 55415