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“Vigorous writing is calculated to elevate the public, no doubt, but then I do not wish to attract so much attention as it calls forth.”  More...

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On reporting amidst ‘trickle-down distrust’

A column by Eric Carlson

I suspect it might come as a surprise to a few of our readers that reporters here at the Leelanau Enterprise strive mightily to operate in a “fact-based” world. More...

Reader's Forum: Ski hill not best use for Sugar Loaf

Even though many readers of the Enterprise are likely to disagree with me, it’s my view that re-opening Sugar Loaf for downhill skiing and snowboarding would be a very dubious business venture.  My family has owned a home three miles nort More...

On using ‘lie’ in reporting

(Wall Street Journal editor Gerard Baker, on criticism for his suggestion on a Sunday morning talk show that journalists be careful about using the word “lie” in reporting.)  More...

Heard around Leelanau

“I have never felt the need to pay someone to speak for me.”  — Former Glen Lake firefighter Eric Dubord, who resigned rather than pay a service fee to join the International Association of Fire Fighters union. More...

Governor race heats up way too early

Well that didn’t take long.  That collective sigh of relief you heard around the state on Nov. 9 was worn-out voters eager to put the election behind them and get back to a normal life minus the Donald and the Hill.  More...

Former chair wrong, Enterprise spins

Commissioner Carolyn Rentenbach lost her seat on the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners this past November. Her personal desire to remain in the public eye has been shown by her actions pursuant to her recent loss at the polls. More...