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DNR offers snowmobile sound tests amid increased enforcement

MARQUETTE, MI (AP)-- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering snowmobile sound testing as part of an effort to ensure that machines are operating legally. Conservation officers will be on hand for testing from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 20 at DNR customer service centers in Marquette, Newberry and Gaylord. Testing is offered for 2-stroke machines manufactured after 1980 and takes about 10 minutes. The DNR says any result above 88 decibels is failing. No enforcement action will happen...
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Utilities expect Wisconsin customers to see heating savings

MILWAUKEE, WI (AP)-- Some Wisconsin utilities predict customers could see their lowest heating bills in years, thanks to low natural gas prices and a mild winter. Customers of Milwaukee-based We Energies can expect savings of around 25 percent compared with last winter. That translates into a savings of $150 for the heating season. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the latest forecast is an update from We Energies' initial estimate in October. Wisconsin's largest utility reports that in ...
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For more than two decades, New Hampshire has been a place of redemption for the Clintons. That could come to an end Tuesday night.

The Granite State revived Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign after a devastating Iowa loss to Barack Obama. That victory helped her become the new "Comeback Kid" — the same moniker her husband Bill Clinton proclaimed after his second-place finish in the state in 1992 jumpstarted his road to the nomination.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Victims' rights advocates say Michigan lags behind some other states when it comes to laws meant to keep guns from domestic abusers. 

More than a dozen states have taken steps in the past two years to strengthen laws that would keep guns from domestic abusers. But Michigan State University legal expert April Zeoli says Michigan has no law to ensure those barred by a judge from owning guns in domestic violence cases don't have them.

MILWAUKEE, WI (AP)--   Some Wisconsin utilities predict customers could see their lowest heating bills in years, thanks to low natural gas prices and a mild winter. 

Customers of Milwaukee-based We Energies can expect savings of around 25 percent compared with last winter. That translates into a savings of $150 for the heating season.

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DEARBORN, MI (AP)--   AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have fallen by about 13 cents in the past week. 

The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $1.53 per gallon on Sunday. That's about 72 cents less than at the same time a year ago.

According to the auto club, Michigan ranked sixth in the nation for the lowest statewide average daily gas price.

Taiwan's president-elect Tsai Ing-wen is promising extensive safety checks of old buildings, two days after an earthquake killed at least 38 people. New questions emerged after stacks of cans were found in the walls of a 16-story building that was the scene of all but two of those deaths.

PHELPS, WI (AP)--   A snowmobiler is dead after a crash in northern Wisconsin.  

The Vilas County Sheriff's Office got a 911 call reporting the crash in the Town of Phelps late Saturday night.

An initial investigation found the snowmobiler was driving on the roadway off of the marked snowmobile trail. He struck an embankment at an intersection and then struck a tree.

Authorities say the victim was following one other person. The name of the victim was not immediately released.

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MARQUETTE, MI (AP)--   The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering snowmobile sound testing as part of an effort to ensure that machines are operating legally.  

Conservation officers will be on hand for testing from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 20 at DNR customer service centers in Marquette, Newberry and Gaylord.

Kung Fu Panda slurps noodles. An ugly/cute "puppy-monkey-baby" toddles into a living room. Kevin Hart stalks his daughter and her date to an amusement park via helicopter. Just three moments that various brands paid $5 million per 30 seconds to parade in front of Super Bowl viewers last night.

Victor Vardanyan, 14, isn't having any of it.

"The commercials control your mind with sound, pictures, emotions," he says. "You see the people dancing in that Mountain Dew commercial, and you start thinking it's going to refresh you. Is it true? No."

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