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Wisconsin city turns out the lights to save cash

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CLINTONVILLE -- People in a Wisconsin city are in the dark, and it's so the city can save some cash.

Thanks to budget cuts, the city of Clintonville no longer turns on 10 percent of its street lights. That equals 70 lights.

City officials say they targeted lights in the middle of a block near other lights.

The city administrator says the city needs to be as lean as possible, and this move will save about $7,000 a year.

She also says the streets are still partially lit, and that safety is not being compromised.

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