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OD death results in two pleas

More charges on way

Two individuals accused of selling a drug that caused the death of a Suttons Bay man have pleaded guilty to lesser crimes. However, Leelanau County Prosecutor Joseph T. More...

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Earth Day trees arriving later   If you’d like to plant trees for Earth Day, the timing of the midspring storm could come into play.  More...

Suttons Bay marina damaged by ice; major project delayed

Ice and rising Lake Michigan water levels have damaged piers and delayed a $130,000 project to “armor” an eroding earthen dock at the Suttons Bay Marina.  More...

Deerings under contract to be sold

If you ask Deering’s grocery store owner Sue Carpenter, she will tell you that the focus of the store that has been around for three-quarters of a century has always been the people of Empire. More...

Outdoors

Snow depth may mean slow start to 2018 turkey seasons

Daryl Couturier of Centerville Township has taken his share of Leelanau turkeys over the years.  None were as tantalizing as the tom he’s targeting this spring.  “I’ve never seen one that big with spurs that long,” s More...

No boats for walleye opener?

To Lake Leelanau anglers, the walleye opener is an annual holiday.  It may look a lot different this year.  Come April 28, sportsmen probably won’t be in boats. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Leelanau County Calendar of Events

Organizations wishing to have their public events listed in this calendar can email Amy Hubbell at amy@leelanaunews.com or call The Enterprise, 256-9827, before 5 p.m. Friday.   TODAY  8:30-9:30 a.m. More...

Letters

Send National Guard to Flint

To the editor:   It appears a better use of National Guard personnel and materials would be to direct them to Flint, post haste. Doing so would allow the Guard, Army Corp. More...

Petition started to add shift to Leland Fire, Rescue

To the editor:   Leland Township Fire Department  A recent fire in Leland is prompting many questions about the unmanned shifts at the Leland station, and that it will continue through the summer.  More...

Armed staff still the best solution for school safety

To the editor: More...

Columns

Cedar chests emptied to provide post cards for museum exhibit

Joyce has raised $17,000

The “prolonged” winter weather has allowed people in Omena to continue to work on their indoor projects without competition from the needs of their lawns and gardens. More...

Great time to enjoy ice, snow, etc.

I know everyone will agree with me that living in northern Michigan is great. We can enjoy the beaches, the lakes, the hills, all the beautiful trees and get outdoors to enjoy life.  Wait a minute, where are we? Oh well, those days will come. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO April 18, 2013 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Empire  J & DC Chocolates, LLC (SL2 Contracting LLC) — Commercial alteration at 11590 S. LaCore Rd. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

April 6, 2018  Daniel R. White to Daniel R. More...

Marriage license applications filed

Robin B. Vilter and Neil A. Dumford  Carla A. Forrester and Gregory R. Fredrickson   More...

THREE STORM THOUGHTS

The long winter is taking toll. How Leelanauts are responding.  From 911 call log, 10:08 p.m. Saturday: Gentleman screaming and yelling. Tribal officers responded. More...

Barn collapses, cows dead

The mid-spring storm that dumped 20 inches of heavy snow on parts of the Leelanau Peninsula caused havoc to school and work schedules, but proved deadly for three cows in Cleveland Township. More...

Non-resident released by immigration

The Lake Leelanau man detained in Sault Ste. Marie since March 22 will be released on bond after a hearing in Detroit yesterday morning. More...

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Public Notices  Free Access 

Public Notices For Leelanau County

Michigan law requires local governments to inform their citizenry through public notices published in newspapers of record for their communities. These notices provide residents with an easy path for following the work of their elected officials. More...

Sports

Say it ain’t snow!

Weather woes lead to scheduling, officiating concerns

Cabin Fever: Spring sports still on hold for 13 of 14 county teams Doug Periard has been coaching baseball since 1994 — and he’s never seen anything quite like this. More...

Blue Devils, Ramblers breeze past North Bay

Shorthanded squad opens season with pair of 8-goal home losses

To coach Tom Spencer, the North Bay girls are ahead of schedule.  “We got two soccer games in and 22 kids played,” Spencer said. “We’re way ahead of everyone in terms of development. More...

In Ohio, Cox captures first top finish of collegiate career

Glen Lake golfing great rolls into MAC Championship with confidence

The pride of Empire is at it again. More...

Life in Leelanau

WORTH PROTECTING

Leo Creek Preserve serves as outdoor oasis, classroom in Suttons Bay

There’s a spot, tucked away in the Village of Suttons Bay, that served as the outdoor classroom for dozens of children.  Those lessons and others continue today at the Leo Creek Preserve, which was scheduled to be the center of Earth Day a More...

Earth Day 2018: What does it mean to Leelanau County folks

Leelanau County residents will celebrate Earth Day along with others across the country through environmental efforts and projects. And some won’t be celebrating, as they consider the one-day more of an effort to promote a political agenda. More...

Leelanau’s Earth Day lineup

This Sunday Funday might just be an all-day celebration. It’s Earth Day. And Leelanau County is jumping in with at least three free events:   11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Northport Energy Solar Tour  More...

Views

Timing important for millage request(s)

Sooner or later the building blocks of government are bought with taxes, and for local governments its local property owners who pay those taxes.  More...

When, and if, we should ‘clean up’ letters to editor

We’re thankful for the steady stream of letters to the editor this week, and in weeks past. More...

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Courts

Fed charges dismissed; bank robbery scramble

A U.S. Magistrate based in Grand Rapids on Tuesday tossed federal charges sought against a Benzie County man local prosecutors believe robbed the Empire bank, causing a scramble to refile state charges. More...

86th District Court

Cullen M. More...

Magistrate Court

Ryan P. Frusti, 42, 832 Webster Street, Traverse City — speeding 85 mph in 55-mph zone; reduced from 98 mph — $225 fines and costs.  Clive T. Kagande, 21, 7538 E. More...