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  1. MI: Menzel Says He's Committed to BATARead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Mass Transit

    ... transit agency's governing board. That board is comprised of, among other members, Debra Rushton, an elected Leelanau County commissioner, and Dan Lathrop, an elected Grand Traverse County commissioner. Lathrop has not returned multiple calls from ...

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  2. String of 911 calls released with possible ties to bank robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | UpNorthLive.com

    ... call at 3:35 p.m. from a man claiming there was an armed robbery in Thompsonville. The second call made to Leelanau County Dispatch was at 3:37 p.m. from a man claiming there was some kind of a disturbance at a Northport grocery store, according to ...

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  3. Justice Weaver dies at her Glen Arbor homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | UpNorthLive.com

    ... in the Glen Lake Community School, both in the Leelanau Peninsula. Weaver was first elected in 1974 as the Leelanau County's probate/juvenile trial judge, a part-time position. She excelled enough to attract national attention (appearing on G ood ...

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  4. Elizabeth Weaver, Michigan justice for nearly 16 years, diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | Crescent-News.com

    ... when she said she had secretly recorded their discussions, has died. She was 74. Weaver, a Republican from Leelanau County, wasn't as conservative as other Republicans on the court. In 2010, she pledged to run for re-election as an independent but ...

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  5. Former state Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Weaver diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Michigan Radio

    ... of Republicans - allowed then-Governor Jennifer Granholm to name a Democrat to succeed her. Weaver lived in Leelanau County, where she served as a probate judge before she was elected to the state Court of Appeals.

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  6. Elizabeth Weaver, Controversial Michigan Justice, Dies At 74Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | WLNS-TV Lansing

    ... on the Supreme Court for nearly 16 years until summer 2010. She was a Republican from northern Michigan's Leelanau County but was not as conservative as other Republican justices. In 2010, Weaver campaigned against Justice Robert Young Jr. and ...

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  7. Ruffed Grouse Society Announces 2015 Michigan Habitat Blitz ScheduleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | AmmoLand

    The Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woodcock Society are giving a boost to local chapter habitat work days this spring by organizing the distribution of free native tree and shrub seedlings to chapters in Michigan. A grant from Fairmount Santrol that is facilitated by the Leelanau County-based, non-profit Saving Birds Thru Habitat was used to purchase 5,000 trees and shrubs for this event.

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  8. Controversial Michigan Supreme Court justice dies at 74Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Michigan Lawyers Weekly

    ... on the Supreme Court for nearly 16 years until summer 2010. She was a Republican from northern Michigan's Leelanau County but was not as conservative as other Republican justices. In 2010, Justice Weaver campaigned against Justice Robert P. Young ...

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  9. MDOT to lift more weight restrictions in Lower Peninsula on April 22Read the original story

    Monday Apr 20 | State of Michigan

    April 20, 2015 -- Effective April 22, weight restrictions will be lifted on all state trunkline highways from the southern Michigan border north to and including the entire stretch of M-72 from Leelanau County to Alcona County. State trunkline highways typically carry M, I, or US designations.

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  10. Grass fire behind Leelanau Co. home quickly spreadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 12 | UpNorthLive.com

    A grass fire started Sunday behind a resident's home in Leelanau County that quickly spread through several acres into the woods. The fire started at Walters Drive in Traverse City.

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  11. Agriculture experts piece together state impact of winter crop damage ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | UpNorthLive.com

    ... with -19.9 F as the coldest reading on Feb. 20. The system recorded six nights below -15 F in Leland, Leelanau County. Four of those nights were below -20 F. The Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Station in Leelanau County only reported -10 ...

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  12. One Last Look: Aurora Borealis Trips the (Northern) Lights FantasticRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2015 | Patch.com

    ... th , giving Michiganders a fantastic light show. Michigan photographer Guy Strong shot his photos Tuesday in Leelanau County on Good Harbor Bay, near his home in Cedar.

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  13. MI: BATA Service Changes Set for SpringRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | Mass Transit

    Eric Lingaur, BATA's marketing and sales manager, called the changes an attempt to be more efficient based on when riders most commonly use the authority's buses. "We've looked at ridership specifically, and we're trying to be as efficient as possible," Lingaur said.

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  14. Patch Reader Gallery: More Breathtaking Photos of the Northern LightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 | Patch.com

    Michigan photographer Guy Strong sent along these photos of the northern lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, that he shot Tuesday in Leelanau County on Good Harbor Bay, near his home in Cedar. Did you see or snap any photos of the northern lights? We'd love to share them on Patch.

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  15. Plastic pieces wash up on shorelineRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | UpNorthLive.com

    Strong winds may be to blame for pushing pieces of plastic on shore near Good Harbor Bay in Leelanau County. Northern Michigan beaches provide some of the best scenes to be photographed, but photographer Ken Scott didn't like what he saw, hundreds of pieces of tiny plastic pieces cluttering the shoreline.

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  16. Man solicited to kill Traverse City lawyer is arrested for retail fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | MLive.com

    Following the conviction of former Leelanau County prosecutor Clarence Gomery for attempting to have a rival attorney killed, the man whom he solicited to do the deed has been arrested. Dale Fisher, whom Gomery asked to kill Traverse City attorney Christopher Cooke, is facing charges related to retail fraud and ongoing criminal behavior, law enforcement officials said in a news release on Wednesday.

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  17. Man, 72, killed when car hits snowmobile in Leelanau CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | NewsCenter 25

    Authorities in northern Michigan say a 72-year-old man was killed when a car hit his snowmobile as he crossed a state highway near Traverse City. WWTV/WWUP reports that Leelanau County sheriff's deputies say the man was on the last of three snowmobiles crossing Michigan 72 on Friday.

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  18. Man Killed When Car Hits Snowmobile in Leelanau CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | WILX-TV Lansing

    Authorities in northern Michigan say a 72-year-old man was killed when a car hit his snowmobile as he crossed a state highway near Traverse City. WWTV/WWUP reports that Leelanau County sheriff's deputies say the man was on the last of three snowmobiles crossing Michigan 72 on Friday.

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  19. Mich. man killed when car hits snowmobileRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2015 | Toledo Blade

    Authorities in northern Michigan say a 72-year-old man was killed when a car hit his snowmobile as he crossed a state highway near Traverse City. WWTV/WWUP reports that Leelanau County sheriff's deputies say the man was on the last of three snowmobiles crossing Michigan 72 on Friday.

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  20. Police identify snowmobiler killed in crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | MLive.com

    He was riding the last of three snowmobiles going north on Gilbert Road attempting to cross M-72. The other two made it across but Krause was lagging behind and struck by a westbound vehicle at 1:18 p.m., Friday, Leelanau County sheriff's deputies said.

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