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Howie Hanson is Duluth's first and only full-time blogger ( Hanson is generally regarded as Duluth's 'most-connected' journalist and active community-builder. He recently developed and continues to operate a daily news and activities site for Duluth Public Schools. Read more about Howie Hanson.

Herb Bergson: 'Jon Donahue one of the kindest people I have ever met'

Posted by: Howie Hanson Updated: November 10, 2012 - 4:51 PM


A must-read blog by former Duluth and Superior mayor Herb Bergson:

"I first met Jon Donahue up in a Piedmont neighborhood. I was all alone putting up yard signs while I was running for mayor in the late summer of 2003. I had a request to put up a sign next door to him. I had no idea who Jon Donahue was at the time.

While I was putting up the yard sign next door, Jon Donahue stormed out of his front door and yelled, 'Hey, you can’t put that there!' I assumed I had the wrong address and asked him why not. He said, 'Because that sign needs to be in my yard.' I happened to have extra signs in the trunk of the car, so he got one also. That day started a wonderful friendship.Jon Donahue is one of the kindest people I have ever met. He cared for his wife Lisa while she battled cancer a few years ago (the experts said she would not make it, but she beat it) and they have three gorgeous children who worship the ground their parents walk on." Read more.

Photo: The Donahue family. Jon's Facebook page.




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