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The Brainerd water tower was built over a four-year period from 1919 to 1922, it was the first all concrete elevated tank used by a municipality in the United States. Source: 1871-1971 Centennial edition of the Brainerd Daily Dispatch. Brainerd Dispatch file photo.

Pieces falling from historic water tower, city to investigate options

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Large chunks of grout falling from the north side historic water tower have city leaders looking into the idea of a $1 user fee per utility billing in effort to raise funds to fix the ailing structure.

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At the Brainerd City Council meeting Monday, the group unanimously approved looking into the idea of charging a $1 usage fee on each monthly Brainerd Public Utilities (BPU) bill.

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Jessie Perrine
Jessie covers the Brainerd City Council and the Brainerd School Board. Born and raised in southern Minnesota, Jessie attended Winona State University, where she majored in journalism with a minor in women and gender studies. She worked at the Winona Daily News, Tomah Journal and the La Crosse Tribune before starting at the Dispatch in 2012.
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