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City Conservation and Efficiency Coordinator Mike Noreen (left) and Utility Director Kevin Westhuis stand near a tree lit with 16 strands of large LED holiday lights. They said that the tree uses less energy than a tree using a single strand of small incandescent holiday lights.

For 2014, RFMU plans to let it shine

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One street light at a time, the streets of River Falls will start to get a bit brighter.

Local Utility Director Kevin Westhuis and Conservation and Efficiency Coordinator Mike Noreen say the city will also save money because of it.

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River Falls Municipal Utility (RFMU) will start replacing 708 of the city’s high-pressure sodium street lights with LED (light-emitting diode) street lights starting this year.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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