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Radio Broadcast Technical Consulting and Sales
 
10032 Island Drive, Brainerd, MN  56401
218-829-1326

 

Brainerd, MN, USA
Our Home Town


 

 

Brainerd is located just 15 miles north of the exact geographic center of Minnesota in the good-old USA. 

Yes, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train is pulling through town with a load of coal from North Dakota destined for the inland port city of Duluth, MN.  It will be loaded on a boat for transport to steel mills in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Brainerd was a railroad town at one time with repair shops that employed many people in the area.

 
  Brainerd's famous concrete water tower at sunset.  The location is Sixth and Washington Streets.  Pipestone, Minnesota, has the only other one like it.  Both are on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and are icons of the cities they represent.  The one in Brainerd has often been referred to as Paul Bunyan's Flashlight.  It was built by continuously pouring concrete until rising to a height of 141 feet in 1918.  The Crow Wing County Historical Society has more details information.  

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