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Articles from March 2020 (Return to News home)
by Laurel Evans
Thursday, March 26, 2020

For the full text of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's Order 2020-21 addressing COVID-19, please visit the state's website -,9309,7-387-90499_90705-522626--,00.html

by Armanda Krantz
Thursday, March 19, 2020

The 24-Hour Crisis Help Line is 1-833-295-0616

Call if an individual is -

  • Experiencing out of control behaviors that place him/herself at risk of harming themselves or others;
  • Expressing thoughts of suicide;
  • Experiencing severe stress that is resulting in a significant decline in daily and/or family functioning, or
  • You just don't know what else to do.

United Way of Northwest Michigan has a 24/7 Information and Referral service for our area. Dial 211 to get connected or text your zip code to 898211.

Coronavirus Preparedness

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Video Recording of Tuesday night's Regular Session of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners is now available for viewing -

by Laurel Evans
Monday, March 16, 2020

Tuesday Office Hours for Veterans Affairs Services have been suspended until further notice, due to COVID-19.

Please contact the Grand Traverse County Veterans Affairs Office directly for any questions or concerns -

by Laurel Evans
Monday, March 16, 2020


Para los clientes del Tribunal de Distrito 86, las áreas de Criminal / Traffic / Civil y Probation Clerk estarán cerradas al tráfico peatonal pero estarán disponibles por teléfono.

Para obtener información más detallada, consulte lo siguiente:

by Laurel Evans
Monday, March 16, 2020


For clients of the 86th District Court, the Criminal/Traffic/Civil and Probation Clerk areas will be closed to foot traffic but will be available by phone.

For more detailed information, please visit the following page -

by Laurel Evans
Friday, March 13, 2020

The Leelanau County Administrator's Office has an opening for a Temporary Office Assistant; more information is available on the County's "Employment Opportunities" page -

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, March 12, 2020

The Leelanau Conservation District HAS CANCELLED the previously scheduled Shoreline Stabilization Workshop for Wednesday, April 8, from 6-8 p.m.

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The next scheduled blood drive is set for Thursday, April 9 - please refer to the flier at right for information on registering for this event.

by Trudy Galla
Monday, March 9, 2020

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE:  547 S. St. Joseph Street in Lake Leelanau.

3 Bedroom, 2 baths, 1,575 square feet, 1 car attached garage, appliances and washer/dryer included.  $108,900. 

Homeowner Association (HOA) fee of $105/month.

Call 231-947-6001 for an application or more information (Homestretch).

Must occupy the home as your principal residence. 

Must qualify for a conventional mortgage.

Maximum combined household income allowed for income qualified applications:

1 person - $42,240

Two - $48,320

Three - $54,320

Four - $60,320


by Michelle Crocker
Thursday, March 5, 2020

Please visit the Michigan Secretary of State's Elections Page for information on how to -

  • Find out if and where you are registered to vote
  • New Voter Rights
  • Polling Locations
  • Sample Ballots
  • Candidate Listings
  • How to Vote Absentee
  • Statewide Election Results

For the Presidential Primary Registration Notice, please click here.

Please click here for the link to the Notice of Election for the March 10, 2020, Presidential Primary.

The unofficial results will be posted as the precincts report in after the close of the polls. 

Canvassing of the unofficial results of the Presidential Primary Election will proceed following the election beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

For any additional information, please contact the Leelanau County Clerk's Office, 231-256-9824, or email

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The Leelanau County Maintenance Department has an opening for a part-time (up to 20 hours per week) seasonal maintenance worker, approximately May 1, 2020, through October 1, 2020.

For more information, please visit the Employment Opportunities page -