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Reader's View: Please, turn down Canal Park's lights

I suppose I have the city to thank for my new ultra-bright reading lights. I am referring, of course, to the street lights installed in Canal Park. Although my apartment is several hundred yards distant and seven stories up, I can easily read new...

I suppose I have the city to thank for my new ultra-bright reading lights. I am referring, of course, to the street lights installed in Canal Park. Although my apartment is several hundred yards distant and seven stories up, I can easily read newsprint by these fiery beacons in the sky.

My only question: How do you turn them off?

I thought by this late date everyone would have heard of light pollution, how it affects human and animal health, and how unshielded light interferes with one's view of the night sky. Apparently not.

These lights need, at the very least, to be shielded. They also could be redirected toward the points where they could do the most good and where they wouldn't create for Duluth the look of being an industrial warehouse.

Michael Niemi

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