Okay. Clearly Duluth has aspirations of becoming the upper Midwest’s take on the city of lights, what with Bentleyville and all the holiday illuminations festooned around town.
It looks pretty and all, but do we need to leave the lights on all day? All this week, strings of lights in the bushes of the civic center have remained lit in broad daylight, and that strikes me as a bit wasteful.
I don’t fault anyone for trying to make the city look a little more festive and befitting of its “Christmas City of the North” title, but leaving lights burning in the noonday sun is just plain wasteful in my book. Why not put the lights on a timer or something?
Alternatively, let’s stop the lip service about being a “green” city.
We deserve a stockingful of coal for our hypocrisy. Maybe we can forward it to Boswell for a bit more candlepower.