State orders Menominee businesses to cease, desist

Three Menominee County businesses have received cease-and-desist letters for staying open through Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “stay home” order.

Michigan State Police troopers delivered the letters from the Michigan Attorney General’s Office and Menominee County Prosecutor Jeffrey Rogg to Auto Credit Center, Grow Masters gardening supplies and Holy Smokes tobacco shop, all in the city of Menominee.

All three indicated they would comply with the order, according to a news release from the attorney general’s office.

The “stay home” order mandates all non-essential businesses to close through April 13 to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus in Michigan.

Willful violations of the governor’s order can result in up to a $500 fine and 90 days in jail.

Grow Masters is allowed to provide curbside service for agricultural purposes only, officials said in the news release.


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