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University of Minnesota Duluth senior Leif Halvorson uses a light meter to measure the amount of light in an area on East Fourth Street near 21st Avenue East as Rachel Dahl, also a senior, records the information in the background. The two were working in a group doing field work for their University of Minnesota Duluth urban ecology geography class. (Amanda Hansmeyer/Duluth News Tribune)

UMD students map Duluth's lighting levels

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DULUTH - Near the corner of North 19th Avenue East and East Fourth Street in Duluth might be a place where a buddy system is in order.

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University of Minnesota Duluth students with meters mapping light posts in the city's Endion neighborhood last week found that light intensity dropped below safe levels less than 20 feet from the post at that corner.

"This is one of the worst ones," said Leif Halvorson, who was in charge of the light meter.

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