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Complexities of sewer millage make it suspect

Eventually the reality of the size of debt still owed on the Northport Village and Leelanau Township municipal sewer system will need to be addressed. More...

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Thoughts on ‘taking a knee’ during pledge

Sometimes I wonder how folks would react if I “took a knee” at the beginning of Leelanau County Board of Commissioners meetings I cover for this newspaper when everybody else stands up and recites the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a mo More...

Leelanau cares for its people

Seven hundred people.  That’s the estimate for the turnout to a fund raiser to help the Weber family meet expenses while Randy, the highly successful Glen Lake baseball coach, recovers from very serious injuries incurred when a tree he was More...

Heard around Leelanau

“We’ll also have someone dressed up like Martin Luther reading some of the 95 Theses.”  Rev. More...

Bureaucrat nixes bonus after sunshine

The phone rang last week from a deeply embedded, long-time source in the state bureaucracy.  “Did you know the state Civil Rights Commission has given a $24,700 bonus to the executive director?”  Of course, the reporter did not. More...