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Community turns to solar power after removal of traditional streetlights

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In 2011, the local Highland Park power company took over more than a thousand lights because the struggling town owed more than $4 million. Rather than relying on the city or the utility, an activist group has raised money to install solar-powered streetlights over the past decade, which double as Wi-Fi hotspots. , Craig Melvin reports that local activists are laying the groundwork for a brighter community.