In an effort to raise awareness of dogs being left out in the cold, members of an animal shelter in Saginaw will sleep outside tonight.

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Organizers of Michigan’s longest running dog sled race said they’re expecting a good turnout this year. The Winterfest race in Kalkaska is slated for January 20.

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County road commissions across the state are gearing up for winter road work, and they say the statewide gas tax increase is helping.

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Meteorologists predict this winter will see temperatures at or below average. Energy experts said it’s a good time to remind homeowners that winterizing homes can save a lot of  money on utility bills.

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Following an unseasonably warm September and October you may welcome the cooler temperatures we’ve been experiencing. You may even be pleased to know the first snowfall of the season will likely come Monday night in parts of the northern Lower Peninsula.