Bailey grew up in North Dakota, the daughter of German immigrants. She took two years of junior college before transferring to the University of Minnesota, where she joined the Minnesota Daily and worked her way up to news editor. Immediately after graduation in 1954, she started work on the copy desk at the Star Tribune, where she remained until her 1991 retirement.
Note: Because of technical difficulties, this recording is split into two parts.
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