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Press conference analysis

In the Pioneer Press' article covering the revealing of the new 35W bridge design at a press conference, the reporter incorporates richer details about the design than the press release gives. MnDot's press release focuses on primarily boasting of the merits of the project , praising the project firm hired for the project. The press release consists of many quotes from people involved with the new project, like Lt. Gov. and Mn/DOT Commisioner Carol Molnau and project managers and designers. Its main goal seems to be convincing Minnesotans that the best team possible was picked for the new bridge. The reporter chose to use the important details released in the report -- the firm's past construction projects and design details -- while adding more to the story. He mentions some of the controversy created by the firms who unsuccesfully bid on the bridge, which the release doesn't address. The details of the design are also more clearly described by the reporter, who probably compiled information from multiple sources.