Duluth Mayor Don Ness has a message for our community on the one year anniversary of the June flood that devastated many parts of Duluth, Superior, and outlying towns.  His message is not an update on road construction or where projects to rebuild stand, but focuses on where we are now as a whole and how it has affected us all.

On the mayor's Facebook page, he notes,

Here's a video we put together marking the one year anniversary of the flood. It doesn't address any specific project updates, instead focuses on where we are as a community a year later. These are difficult times for our city - we have a lot of big challenges facing our city - some are flood related, many are not. I want folks to know that I take full ownership of these problems and we take our responsibility to solve these problems very seriously.

Sometimes I regret some of the light-hearted things I've done over the past couple of years ad the attention they've received. I try not to take myself too seriously in this role, but I think it has skewed the perception of my priorities in office. On a day to day basis, I spend 90% of my effort addressing problems and complaints - that's the most important part of my job and where my focus will be as long as I'm in this office.