Brainerd, MN Court Reporting
Straddling the majestic Mississippi River, Brainerd, Minnesota is not only the largest city in central Minnesota it also serves as the county seat for Crow Wing County. Brainerd was named after Northern Pacific Railroad President John Gregory Smith’s wife, Anne Eliza Brainerd, in 1870. For decades Brainerd was a railroad town. In the early 1920s, nearly 90% of its residents were dependent on the railroad. By the middle of the 20th Century, the Brainerd/Baxter area was well established as the premiere vacation hot spot in the state of Minnesota. Now known as the, “Playground for Minnesotans”, Brainerd’s leading industry is tourism, by far.