Nightside Report Aug. 21, 2021: Michiganders welcome the return of Woodward Dream Cruise, Redford teacher wins $35K for students, DTE Energy promises improvements

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Woodward Dream Cruise returns
Woodward Dream Cruise returns

‘Thank God it’s back’ -- Metro Detroit welcomes the return of the Woodward Dream Cruise

DETROIT – After a year off, the Woodward Dream Cruise returned in full force.

“Thank God it came back. We needed something,” said Sam Brasile. “Everybody’s tired of staying home.”

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Metro Detroit weather: Sunny and humid Saturday

It looks balmy and wonderful for this evening’s peak of the Dream Cruise, as temperatures gradually fall into the mid 70s by late evening.

For those simply trying to sleep tonight, it’ll be tough sledding if you don’t have air conditioning.

Click here to read the full forecast.

4 Fast Facts

  • A local school district has an extra $35,000 to spend on students after a teacher walked away with the grand prize. Click here to read more.
  • Wayne County and the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance hosted an expungement clinic in Ecorse. Click here to read more.
  • Michigan State Police troopers shut down the northbound lanes of the Lodge Freeway at Telegraph Road briefly Saturday for an investigation into a shooting. Click here to read more.
  • DTE Energy President and CEO, Jerry Norcia, discussed the recent storms that left an overwhelming number of the company’s customers without power this month. Click here to read more.

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