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Former Duluth Mayor Bergson gets 20 days in jail for third DWI

Herb Bergson, a former mayor of Duluth, was sentenced to 20 days in jail this week in Wisconsin for his third drunk-driving conviction.

Bergson had served four years as Duluth’s mayor, from 2003-2007. During his time as mayor of Duluth, Bergson was known for working to end homelessness. 

He’s a former police officer who’d also been mayor of Superior, Wis., in the 1980s.

The Duluth News Tribune reports that under a plea agreement, a Wisconsin judge stayed a one-year jail sentence and ordered Bergson to serve 20 days in jail, complete treatment and pay a $1,872 fine. Bergson’s first drunk-driving offense came in 2005, when he was Duluth’s mayor. His second came in May 2012; he served 22 days in jail earlier this year for that.

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