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  1. Michigan's Best Winery: Local legend going strong at Leelanau County's oldest vineyardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | MLive.com

    It was the spring of 1965 when Rink, then a librarian at Northwestern Michigan College, planted a one-acre test plot of wine grapes in the wilderness of Leelanau County to determine if commercial wine could be made locally. The rest, as they say, is history.

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  2. First safety belt enforcement zone stops multiple vehiclesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | UpNorthLive.com

    The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office had their first in a series of safety belt enforcement zones Monday in Elmwood Township. According to the Leelanau County Sheriff, during the four hour enforcement period three deputies stopped a total of 24 vehicles for safety belt violations, issuing 16 citations and eight verbal warnings for various violations.

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  3. Michigan to honor veterans with fireworks-free celebrationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | Grand Haven Tribune

    ... County and Lake Hudson State Park in Lenawee County. Other participating parks are Leelanau State Park in Leelanau County, Menominee River State Recreation Area in Dickinson County, Orchard Beach State Park in Manistee County, Rifle River Recreation ...

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  4. CWTA has new director, direction in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Northern Michigan News

    ... development director of the Bay Area Transportation Authority in Traverse City. Thompson, originally from Leelanau County, joined the CWTA in November 2014 as its interim director. The CWTA board of directors began its search for a new director in ...

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  5. Bellow Island's herring gulls helped get DDT bannedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Michigan Radio

    ... surprised to learn that tiny Bellow Island (colloquially known as Gull Island, off the shore of Northport in Leelanau County) played a huge role in convincing the government to ban DDT. Jeff Smith is a writer and editor for Traverse Magazine . His ...

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  6. Tribal council member charged with criminal sexual conductRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | WJRT

    ... Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Tribal Council faces two criminal cases that stem from a Leelanau County sheriff's department investigation after the girls said they were sexually assaulted multiple times.

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  7. Traverse City man dies of injuries in two-vehicle crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | MLive.com

    ... vehicle approaching, sheriff's deputies said. Doris Cook was cited for failure to yield the right of way. Leelanau County prosecutors will review police reports once the investigation is complete. John Agar covers crime for MLive/Grand Rapids Press ...

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  8. Bay City VetMed now open at new location with new nameRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | MLive.com

    ... 1,100-square-feet, bringing it to about 2,500-square-feet total. Sheets, whose permanent residence is in Leelanau County's Northport in Northern Michigan, but who also has a home in Saginaw, has been practicing veterinary medicine for 40 years. He's ...

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  9. Two people charged for maintaining drug houseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | UpNorthLive.com

    ... got a tip Thursday of a possible meth house on South Schomberg Road in the Village of Cedar. According to Leelanau County Sheriff's Office, chemicals, components and apparatus used to make methamphetamine were found at the home along with suspected ...

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  10. Drunken driver calls 911, leading to her own arrest, sheriff's deputies sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | MLive.com

    ... the call was disconnected, the caller did not respond to numerous calls back to her cellphone, police said. Leelanau County sheriff's deputies were in the area of Peshawbestown Road near McKeese Road, assisting Grand Traverse Band Tribal Police, ...

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  11. Drunken man points gun at family, arrested after searchRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | MLive.com

    ... they were unable to make contact with the suspect. The following day, deputies from Grand Traverse and Leelanau County Sheriff's departments located the suspect at a construction site in Leelanau County. Police quickly arrested the man and lodged ...

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

    Friday Apr 24 | 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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