If you work for Leelanau County but you live in Benzie County, do you get classified on Dirty Traverse as Leelanau or Benzie?
A Benzie County jury convicted Steven M. Haugen of domestic violence. They couldn’t reach a decision on more serious charges. Haugen’s wife told him she wanted a divorce. Haugen didn’t take it well and assaulted her.
Haugen worked for Leelanau County as the head of the Construction Code Authority. The events cost him his job, but not to worry, he still gets his MERS pension. Haugen worked for Benzie County for years in a similar role before heading up the post in Leelanau.