Leelanau County, MI

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Congressman pushes for the re-opening of US/Canadian border

LEELANAU COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The U.S.-Canadian border has been shut down for more than a year but a Michigan congressman is pushing to change that. Representative Bill Huizenga, who serves as the co-chair of the Canada United States Inter-Parliamentary Group, held a roundtable discussion to discuss the situation. The...
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Annual beach monitoring begins in Grand Traverse Bay region

LEELANAU COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay will begin its annual beach testing. Starting Wednesday, 17 area beaches in Benzie, Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties will be tested for harmful E.coli bacteria every Wednesday through September 8. Elevated bacteria levels, including E. coli, at beaches pose...
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Demolition moving forward for shuttered Sugar Loaf Resort buildings

LEELANAU COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- After sitting vacant with the buildings deteriorating for more than two decades, work is moving forward at a shuttered ski resort in Leelanau County. The Sugar Loaf Resort property owner announced Monday that Taplin Enterprises, LLC headquartered in Kalamazoo, has been awarded the demolition contract...
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Glen Lake Superintendent Hoover retires

Glen Lake Community Schools Superintendent Jon Hoover resigned on Tuesday, June 15 effective by the end of the month. “I wanted to inform you that I have let the Board of Education know that when my contract comes to a conclusion on June 30th, it will be my last day as the Superintendent of Glen Lake,” Hoover said in a […]
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Lakers looking for first-ever baseball title

Glen Lake and its fan base will be burning up familiar roads starting tomorrow. If all goes well they will extend it through the weekend as the Division 4, 8th-ranked Lakers pursue their first state title in baseball and first championship appearance since 2014. Glen Lake left no room for debate as to who was the better team in the […]
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Demolition of decaying Sugar Loaf ski resort to begin this summer

CEDAR, MI – A Northern Michigan ski resort that last operated over 20 years ago is set to be demolished this summer, WPBN/WGTU reports. Once a popular Midwest ski area, the now decaying Sugar Loaf ski resort in Leelanau County got a new owner in December who plans to clean up the property, including the demolition of its many dilapidated buildings.
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Bardenhagen Berries are in!

Mi Market of Suttons Bay shares a welcome piece of news for Leelanau strawberry lovers – Bardenhagen strawberries are in!. Bardenhagen Berries grow the flavorful Earliglow strawberry followed by the Jewel strawberries. Strawberry Season usually starts in mid-June and runs through about the 4th of July. Get them before they’re...
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End of an era

CEDAR — The wrecking ball soon will swing at the ravaged and decayed Sugar Loaf resort property, with demolition scheduled to start at the end of June. Taplin Enterprises in Kalamazoo has been chosen as the contractor for the demolition, which is expected to finish in October, according to a press release from Ross Satterwhite of Leland Township.
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Flaskas sell Redi-Mix

As of April, Leelanau Redi- Mix has been under new ownership after being owned by the Flaska family for the past 44 years. The new owners are Traverse City natives who want to preserve local ownership of Redi- Mix and keep the business running for another forty-plus years. They have an employee-centered business model that values the employee-owner relationship. Kathi […]
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Leelanau Coffee now in Leland

The old Early Bird on Main Street in Leland is getting a new look this summer as two new tenants, brothers Steve and John Arens, incorporate their coffee company with a breakfast experience. The Arens brothers have had the Leelanau Coffee Roasting Co. since 1993. Their online business and cafe in Glen Arbor have been successful, but the new location […]
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Settlement over Reynolds St. held at bay

More negotiations appear to be in store before any decisions are made on the fate of public access to the Lake Michigan shoreline at the end of Reynolds Street in Leland Township. On Monday evening, the Leland Township Board voted 3-2 to rescind its earlier approval of a settlement agreement in a lawsuit filed against the township and the Leelanau […]
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Marker dedication set

The Leelanau County Historic Preservation Society will dedicate its Michigan Historic Marker for the county Poor Farm and Barn on Saturday, July 10. The marker honors the Leelanau County Poor Farm and Farm Barn, located at 1110 W. Burdickville Road. The dedication is set for 11 a.m. The Leelanau County Historic Preservation Society (LCHPS) provided the information to secure the […]
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Great coverage

To the editor: The Memorial Day Ceremony at The Veterans Memorial Plaza in Lake Leelanau was outstanding as usual. This year’s theme was honoring, paying respect and recognizing the Leelanau County Vietnam Veterans. Adding to the specialness of the ceremony was Addison Hinkle, a Leelanau Enterprise reporter/journalist. Addison did a wonderful job in helping pay tribute to the veterans. She […]
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Public Notices For Leelanau County

TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: * Whose address(es) are unknown and whose interest in the matter may be barred or affected by the following: TAKE NOTICE: * A hearing will be held on July 7th, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. at the Leelanau County Government Center, Courtroom C, 8527 E Government Center Drive, Suttons Bay, Michigan, before Honorable Marian Kromkowski (P30378) for the following purpose: to change Emma Burns from Emma Bentley Burns to Emmet Bentley Burns. 6/8/2021 Emma Burns 10380 S. Leelanau Way Traverse City, MI 49684.
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Board drops tax rate on ninth try

For the first time in at least nine attempts over as many years, County Board Chair Will Bunek has finally succeeded in lowering the tax rate in Leelanau County – by 0.0002 mill. In recent years, Bunek’s efforts have generally failed in 3-4 votes of the board with fellow Republican Tony Ansorge of District No. 1 siding with Democrats to […]
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Temperature, traffic & ticks

Ahh, summertime in the Leelanau. As the temperature begins to rise so too do the number of people on the streets, trails, and beaches. After getting through the quiet winter and early spring months, businesses are gearing up for the rush of tourists and seasonal residents. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is off to another record-breaking attendance year. While […]