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The Alexandria city skyline illuminates the night sky. (Echo Press photo by Lowell Anderson)

Twinkle, twinkle little streetlight

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Starlight, star bright, where's that star I saw last night? Residents in Douglas County have noticed something missing - stars in the nighttime sky.


The city of Alexandria has grown substantially in the past decade. With growth comes development; with development comes those bright city lights, which without proper regulations can result in light pollution.

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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