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Rest and Retreat Will Not Define Murphy's Retirement


January 30, 2019

Jess Murphy has retired from the Blaine County Road and Bridge Department.

The Road and Bridge Department is responsible for maintaining over 1200 miles of County roads and 62 bridges within Blaine County. That kind of responsibility is something that Jess Murphy took seriously for the past fourteen years.

"I wanted to do the job right for the taxpayers," Murphy said. "They were paying my wages, and I wanted to be a good steward of the taxpayers' money."

At the end of 2018, Murphy decided to retire. He was a blade operator for the last four years of his career with the road department. His job was to blade the road from Cleveland, south to the McClelland Fe...

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