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Spring forward – Daylight Saving Time returns Sunday

Submitted by Phil Heimerl on March 9, 2012 – 6:10 amNo Comment

It’s time to spring forward and turn the clocks ahead one hour.

Daylight Saving Time returns at 2 a.m. Sunday.

Daylight Saving Time was first introduced in the United States during World War I to conserve energy for war production by taking advantage of longer daylight hours between April and October.

Alpena Fire Marshall Dave Robbins says the return of Daylight Saving Time is an excellent reminder to change batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, which are credited with saving lives and reducing property damage.

Some people may lose an hour of sleep when clocks are turned ahead this weekend.  Experts suggest going to bed one hour earlier than normal Saturday, or setting the alarm clock one hour ahead.

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