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Offer saves Green Bay's Christmas lights

City's parks staff unable to handle task this season

9:42 PM, Oct. 14, 2013
People wait in line at Hubbard and Broadway in Green Bay for a horse-drawn wagon ride under the brightly lit trees lining the Broadway business district in November 2010. The Christmas tree lights need to be replaced, but the city's Parks, Recreation and Forestry department said it can't put them up because of the resources required to deal with the emerald ash borer.
People wait in line at Hubbard and Broadway in Green Bay for a horse-drawn wagon ride under the brightly lit trees lining the Broadway business district in November 2010. The Christmas tree lights need to be replaced, but the city's Parks, Recreation and Forestry department said it can't put them up because of the resources required to deal with the emerald ash borer.
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A Green Bay electrical company is giving the Broadway shopping district an early Christmas gift.

Northern Electric Inc. has offered to install holiday lights for free on trees in that section of downtown Green Bay.

"Our qualified electricians are happy to install and assist downtown Green Bay with quality lighting installation for the holidays. NEI employees are thrilled to give back to the community," NEI President Jim Conard said in a statement released Friday by the city of Green Bay. ...

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