Leelanau County Newswire

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  1. Michigan man, 71, dies after truck pins himRead the original story

    Wednesday | Detroit Free Press

    ... and MLive.com report Alvin Lien died on Monday at a hospital after he was injured that afternoon in Leelanau County's Elmwood Township. The home is located near Suttons Bay, about 15 miles north of Traverse City. Sheriff Mike Borkovich say ...

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  2. Man killed when parked truck slips out of gear, pins him against another vehicleRead the original story

    Tuesday | MLive.com

    A 71-year-old Leelanau County man died after his parked truck slipped out of gear and rolled into him, pinning him against another vehicle, authorities said.

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  3. Michigan Family Turns Over Native American SkullRead the original story

    Tuesday | WWBN-FM Burton

    ... on the Great Lakes was given the skull by a Native American. "In that era, things were done differently," Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich recently told the Associated Press. "Apparently, he purchased the skull and it was in the family for ...

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  4. Northern Michigan man dies after being pinned under ATV for an hourRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 22 | MLive.com

    ... Stachnik was thrown and became pinned when the ATV rolled down an embankment and into a group of pine trees, Leelanau County sheriff's deputies said. Deputies believe, through interviews with neighbors, that Stachnik was pinned for about an hour ...

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  5. Cedar man dies in weekend ATV crashRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 22 | UpNorthLive.com

    ... before 9. Authorities believe the crash happened about an hour before it was reported. According to the Leelanau County Sheriff's Office, John J. Stachnik was driving his ATV on a steep part of his driveway when it left the hard-packed portion and ...

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  6. Newspaper alleges Northwestern Michigan College violated meeting lawRead the original story

    Monday Apr 21 | UpNorthLive.com

    ... of the public forum, but once you start doing that that can be a very slippery slope," said Chet Janik, Leelanau County Administrator. Despite how this controversy plays out, the Leelanau County administrator says clear expectations are critical ...

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  7. Indian man's skull given turned over to tribeRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 20 | WJRT

    ... was passed down through generations of a northern Michigan family has been turned over to an Indian group. Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich tells the Traverse City Record-Eagle ( http://bit.ly/1jWw5T5 ) that the family doesn't want its name ...

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  8. Indian man's skull turned over to tribeRead the original story

    Monday Apr 21 | The Navajo Times

    The family doesn't want its name known, according to Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich.

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  9. 'Put to rest:' Native American skull returned to tribe more than 100 years laterRead the original story

    Monday Apr 21 | MLive.com

    ... family, the skull of a Native American man has been returned to the tribe of his descendants. In January, Leelanau County Sheriff Mike Borkovich said he was contacted by an attorney representing an unnamed family who were in possession of a skull ...

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  10. Leelanau sheriff's department gets police dogRead the original story

    Monday Apr 21 | Detroit Free Press

    Steve Morgan knows first-hand the value of a good police dog. So one of his first moves as Leelanau County's new undersheriff in 2013 was to suggest that the department acquire its first K9 since at least the 1970s, according to the Traverse City Record-Eagle.

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  11. Healthy turbine zoningRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 12 | Northern Michigan News

    ... exceed background sound by 3 dBA. These provisions, and more, have been in place in Centerville Township, Leelanau County for years without legal challenge. Johnecheck v. Bay Township ended wind developer lawsuits against restrictive/exclusionary ...

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  12. Wreck of old boat revealed on Lake Michigan beachRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 8 | WJRT

    ... Traverse City Record-Eagle ( http://bit.ly/1e7DAHe ) that he was walking about a mile north of Glen Arbor in Leelanau County on March 31 when he saw a 40-foot-long string of large, worn wooden objects poking out of the sand. The wreck is north of ...

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  13. Report: Northern Michigan woman arrested for break-ins using lost dog ruseRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 9 | MLive.com

    ... Michigan homes and telling homeowners she was there looking for a lost dog, according to media reports. The Leelanau County Sheriff's Department last Friday released information about a home invasion in which a resident returned to find a woman ...

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  14. Wreck of old boat revealed on Lake Michigan beachRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 8 | WJRT

    ... Traverse City Record-Eagle ( http://bit.ly/1e7DAHe ) that he was walking about a mile north of Glen Arbor in Leelanau County on March 31 when he saw a 40-foot-long string of large, worn wooden objects poking out of the sand. The wreck is north of ...

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  15. Drills will help prepare for severe weather and could save livesRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 9 | UpNorthLive.com

    The event will begin with a law enforcement meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the Leelanau County Sheriff's Office.

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  16. Harsh winter reveals wreck of old boat on Lake Michigan beachRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 8 | Times Herald

    ... Ward Lamphere told the Traverse City Record-Eagle that he was walking about a mile north of Glen Arbor in Leelanau County on March 31 when he saw a 40-foot-long string of large, worn wooden objects poking out of the sand. 'I saw the spine, and the ...

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  17. Wreck of boat that may be more than 100 years old revealed on Lake Michigan beachRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 8 | Detroit News

    ... Ward Lamphere tells the Traverse City Record-Eagle that he was walking about a mile north of Glen Arbor in Leelanau County on March 31 when he saw a 40-foot-long string of large, worn wooden objects poking out of the sand. The wreck is north of ...

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  18. One stuck truck leads to two arrests for drunken driving: Northern Michigan police reportsRead the original story

    Monday Apr 7 | MLive.com

    ... where the pickup got stuck. The 17-year-old damaged the yard by spinning the tires and digging deep ruts, Leelanau County sheriff's deputies said. The teen then left the pickup truck and her passenger, a 25-year-old man, spun the tires himself, ...

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  19. Zebra mussel-killing bacteria could help native species in the Great LakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 1 | Michigan Radio

    ... ruined our Great Lakes to a great extent," she says. Invasive mussels have also been ruining Glen Lake in Leelanau County, to a lesser extent. Litch lives on Glen Lake and is very active in the lake association. She has been following the progress ...

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  20. From floss stuck in teeth to 'face dialing' 911, Northern Michigan dispatchers detail odd callsRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 26 | MLive.com

    Some days the calls that Leelanau County Sheriff's deputies respond to are dangerous or heartbreaking.

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