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Burn permits suspended across Michigan due to COVID-19

In response to the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order to reduce the effects of the COVID-19 virus, permits for open burning will be suspended across the state. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued the …

Lake George Man Arrested for Theft/Carrying Explosives

UPDDATE On 3/25/20 the Clare County Prosecutor’s Office authorized charges against Scott Jones, 46 of Lake George, Michigan. He was arraigned in 80th District Court by Magistrate …
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AG Nessel Provides Guidance on Executive Orders Violations

LANSING, MICH. After her Consumer Protection intake lines were flooded with phone calls related to violations of the state’s new rules implemented as a result of the coronavirus …
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Are you wondering What's Open?

The Cleaver has a new feature on their website to let businesses list their hours and services available.  Listings are free and low cost ($5!) enhanced listings are …
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No Cash if You Cross the Mighty Mac
  March 18, 2020 -- In accordance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human …
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AG Nessel Warns Consumers to Avoid Online Coronavirus Scams
LANSING, MICH. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today issued a consumer alert reminding Michigan residents to be aware of online …
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HCS Up for MidMichigan Health Grant
HARRISON – One of the March 9 Harrison Community Schools Board of Education meeting’s more striking revelations was …
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MDOC Probation Agent Tests Positive For COVID-19
UPDATE -Two MDOC Employees Test Positive For COVID-19 LANSING, MICH. On Tuesday, March 17, the Michigan Department of Corrections …
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DNR Closes Customer Service Centers and Field Offices
LANSING, MICH. In accordance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ …
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Lincoln Twp Reptile Finds New Forever Home
HARRISON – When the call came in March 9 that an alligator was being neglected and needed help, Animal Control Director Rudi …
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American Red Cross faces severe blood shortage as coronavirus outbreak threatens availability of nation’s supply  LANSING, Mich. (March 17, 2020) – The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus …
Sheriff Dept. Seeks Robbery Suspect On 03/15/2020 at approximately 4:20am Clare County Central Dispatch received a call about an armed robbery that had just occurred. The robbery was reported to have occurred at 493 E Main St, Farwell, …
Makeshift Food Pantry at S&S Collision and Clare County Cleaver office Food donations are accepted and available for pick up to those in need.  If you cannot pick up food and are in need please call the Cleaver at 989-539-7496 to arrange someone to bring you a food …
MDOC Halts All Visits at State Prisons LANSING, MICH. The Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) will cease in-person visiting of prisoners effective immediately for the safety of staff, prisoners and the public. This will also include …
BOC Struggles with Rash of Revenue Ghosts HARRISON – The Clare County Board of Commissioners met March 4 for another of its budget workshops aimed at finding a way to squeeze dollars from the unyielding current fiscal year’s …