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Mayor Ness in New York Times

The mayor’s jump in the lake to support Google Fiber made a splash in the New York Times. How about that?

11 Comments

Swan

about 10 years ago

It is better than shaking babies and kissing hands.

Odogg

about 10 years ago

Saw that this morning also via Engadget.  Mayor Ness making waves in the blogosphere...

Patsy

about 10 years ago

This is great coverage!  Even if we don't get the Google deal, this entire campaign has done wonders for the image of Duluth across the country.  We're lucky this came along at a time when we have a Mayor who gets it.

Claire

about 10 years ago

This is way cool! Don has TWO pics in the NY Times today! He's on page A-1 and on page A-3. What really cracks me up is the guy next to the mayor grabbing a fish in his mouth that it looks like the mayor is holding out. Only in Duluth...

kyanize

about 10 years ago

NPR featured a story today about the Google Fiber project with a couple nods to Duluth.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125023170

wildgoose

about 10 years ago

Correct on the good for the image thing.  Now lots of people will pick it up in and out of context.  Also correct that the guy with the fish in his mouth is a scene stealer, witness this blog: 

http://dantheuscfan.tumblr.com/post/466702414/fish-to-the-face-duluth-mn-city-officials-woo

What's also important is that while we get a few rubberneckers on the more dramatic publicity here, we have something to get them to stop all the way and take a look at the community.  I submit that this community on PDD is a perfect example of that, as are our schools (higher ed and to a lesser extent K-12) some bright spots in industry and hi tech and ... Lake Superior continues to prove itself a top attraction.  The Ness in Lake Superior bit wasn't intended as the top eyeball grabber of this campaign, but people around the country in their coverage have really been moved to mention it.  Until now, that is.  From now on the coverage will be about the guy with the fish in his mouth.  My wife thinks it was actually photoshopped.  I don't think so, but it was brilliant.  That guy will be a local bar hero within 72 hours. I see him singing the national anthem somewhere by this time next year, probably a hockey game.

mary bue

about 10 years ago

i heard this npr feature today in my new-ish seattle home and felt so proud of you weirdos in duluth.  hug. once again: http://www.npr.org/templates/s.....=125023170

mary bue

about 10 years ago

oops.  same link as above.  http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125023170

Starfire

about 10 years ago

Does Clint Austin get some kaching for the use of his photo?

huitz

about 10 years ago

Well, I hope it sparks some more attention, and I also hope that it doesn't make the local minnows -- us -- look like we're simply nipping in a shallow pond at the detritus on the toes of a giant.

Strategically smart, but may have bad repercussions.

Did anyone read the last part of the article?

wildgoose

about 10 years ago

He should get some ka-ching but more importantly also some leverage -- the leverage of being used in the New York Times, that is.  That's a good rolodex to be in for a a photographer.  

Well, for a mayor, too.  This is good for us.

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