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Lawsuit filed for removal of liquor store proximity law

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA A lawsuit has been filed against the state for rescinding a proximity law for liquor stores. The law prohibited liquor stores from opening within a half-mile of each other. The state lifted the law last week without a public hearing. The trade group that filed the suit is alleging that it was illegal to remove the law without the public’s input or knowledge. The Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers filed the suit against the state and the Liquor Control Commission. Continue reading

Bill allowing ‘pedal pubs’ in Michigan moving through the Legislature

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Michigan would allow people to drink alcohol on so-called “pedal pubs” under bills making their way through the Legislature.

A state House panel on Tuesday approved regulating the four-wheel pedal-powered vehicles, which allow people to drink alcohol while cycling between destinations. Continue reading

House bill to make the drunk snowmobiling limit the same as when driving a car

Governor Snyder has until the end of the year to sign a bill making the drunk snowmobiling limit the same as it is when driving a car.

The 0.08 alcohol limit would apply to anyone driving a recreational vehicle. Things like snowmobiles, boats and ORVs.

Northern Michigan police said drunk driving isn’t just a problem on the road. They said drunk snowmobiling should also be taken seriously.

They said more than a decade ago state lawmakers changed the alcohol limit from 0.10 to 0.08 for people driving cars.

However, this law did not change the limit for anyone driving ORV’s, snowmobiles or boats. Continue reading

Small businesses need ‘educating’ on liquor licenses

liquorIf you’ve ever attended a promotional event for a local business, one that doesn’t normally sell alcohol and they’ve offered you a drink, it may have been done so illegally.

A business that doesn’t have a liquor license, but gives away or encourages customers to bring their own alcohol, is breaking the law. Continue reading

Dann’s House provides people struggling with homelessness, alcoholism with safe place to drink


Pictured above: Dann McCarthy, whom "Dann's House" is named after. Photo Credit: www.stoneshouse.org.

Pictured above: Dann McCarthy, whom “Dann’s House” is named after. Photo Credit: www.stoneshouse.org.


A northern Michigan non profit has opened a new housing facility for individuals struggling with homelessness and alcoholism. But in an unusual twist, residents are allowed to consume as much alcohol in the home as they want.
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Michigan Liquor Control Commission introduces new section to website


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This holiday season you might notice new fact sheets and posters where alcohol is sold.

The Michigan Liquor Control Commission has introduced a new section of their website aimed at curbing underage and excessive drinking. Continue reading