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BRAINERD CITY COUNCIL: City worker honored for saving girl from river

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A Brainerd employee was honored Monday for his efforts in rescuing a girl from the Mississippi River in downtown Brainerd. 

Joe Adams, who works in the city’s street department, on June 27 went into the river after the girl had jumped from a bridge. 

At Monday’s Brainerd City Council meeting Mayor James Wallin presented a plaque to Adams and commended him for his heroic efforts. Adams received a standing ovation from the council, staff and audience members. 

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