Daredevil mayor, Part 2

Duluth Mayor Don Ness (bottom) makes his first skydive Friday, July 12, 2013, over Park Point with Skydive Superior instructor Dan Feess. The pair jumped into Sky Harbor Airport to kick off the Lark O’ The Lake Festival. (Photo by Patrick Mercier)

Duluth Mayor Don Ness performed his second community-building stunt in a week on Friday, this time jumping out of an airplane to help kick off the Lark O’ The Lake Festival at Sky Harbor Airport. Just two days earlier he rappelled off the Sellwood Building in support of the downtown Sidewalk Days Festival.

Both stunts went off without a hitch, and both festivals continue. The Lark O’ The Lake Festival is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Sidewalk Days wraps up with a street dance from 6 p.m. to midnight on Superior Street.