Dozens of Michigan communities have told state officials they plan to continue banning alcohol sales for at least part of the day on Sundays.
A new state law allows Sunday morning sales starting this weekend for establishments that buy permits. Local governments had until Wednesday to tell state officials if they would continue to ban or have restrictions on Sunday sales so permits wouldn't be authorized in their locations for this weekend.
Communities could ban Sunday morning sales at a later date if they choose.
Flint, Muskegon Heights, Garden City, Sturgis, Charlotte and all of Oceana, Ogemaw and Mecosta counties are among the places opting to continue banning Sunday morning sales.
The new law allows Sunday sales starting at 7 a.m. in most locations. Previous law banned sales until noon.