Ness to address political zoo

Duluth Mayor Don Ness will return to his alma mater Tuesday night to reflect on the sorry state of American politics.

“I’ll talk about the brokenness of American politics today and what I see as some potential steps we could take to improve the situation,” he said.

The mayor concedes there’s no simple solution, but he’s encouraged to note that many like-minded voters seem fed up with partisan politics-as-usual and the toxic atmosphere they’ve produced.

“We need to focus on solving problems, rather than the zoo-like political atmosphere that continues to consume all our energies in Washington,” he said.

Ness will share his thoughts on politics and effective governing from 7-9 p.m. today at UMD’s Montague Hall, Room 80. He will appear as a guest of UMD’s Center for Ethics and Public Policy. The event is free and open to the public.