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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.


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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