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Icicle Christmas lights adorn the front of shops and buildings in Stockholm, Wis. The lights will be on display through January. (Republican Eagle photo by Stacy Bengs)

Lighting the way

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The story could be straight out of a holiday children’s book. A village resident sits, looking out his window, wondering how he can make evening walks with his two dogs more enjoyable in the dark days of winter.


With some help from the community and lighting know-how, the charming village was transformed into a sparkling winter wonderland, outlined with lights.

The real story is set in Stockholm, Wis., where architect John Myklebust has hung thousands of Christmas lights.

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Stacy Bengs-Silverberg
Stacy Bengs has been a photojournalist at the Red Wing Republican Eagle since 2010. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota.
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