February 1, 2018 RSS feed / Views

Smile, Leelanau. These are good economic times

We’re not economists, but we converse with enough sources and deal with enough statistics to have a pretty good handle on what happened on the business side of Leelanau County in 2017.  By all accounts, and that is no exaggeration, the cou More...

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We’re moving away from a linear world

It should be no surprise that the brain of anybody who grew up reading newspapers has been rewired by that experience. More...

Reader's Forum: State’s national parks need funding

As a business owner I am proud of the way our communities come together to welcome visitors who wish to experience our state. More...

Daily vs. one-time costs

In our Jan. 18 section, staff writer Eric Carlson explained that the county will need to spend $385,000 in 2018 on its emergency dispatch system upgrade. More...

Heard around Leelanau

“It’s a good position to be in.”  Ben Maurer, vice president of Paul Maurer Construction based in Elmwood Township, on having building projects lined up into the fall. More...

‘Lame duck’ governor wants balanced budget

There is probably not a living governor who cherishes the title “lame duck.” The term means he or she is in their final term and are perceived to have less power than when they came into office.  That often hampers their ability to p More...