Minneapolis Mayor Embarrassed
As Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak prepared for the upcoming U.S. Conference of Mayors, he admitted being embarrassed with the states failure to respond to the I35-W bridge collapse.
Due to the epic flood damage in southern Minnesota, a large portion of the states funding is being directed away from bridge repair. While other states are concentrating intently on making certain that the bridge collapse does not repeat itself, Minnesota is not going nearly as much as Pawlenty originally promised.
The lead on this article is good. It is concise, informative, and very interesting. The mayor admitting embarrassment on such a controversial and timely issue is almost unbelievable. This lead drew me in immediately. It was very effective.
First- Star Tribune: http://www.startribune.com/10204/story/1426482.html