by Karin L. Nauber

Did you know that the Browerville Liquor Store was the first one to open in Todd County after the repeal of Prohibition?

According to an article in the Thursday, March 17, 1994 issue of the Browerville Blade, the liquor store was established by the city council on March 1, 1934.

The council at that time had the intention of lowering taxes for the citizens by the revenue that could be created by the business.

But it was back in April of 1933 that the village council passed the ordinance to bring beer back to Browerville. . . .

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A photo from the early days of the Browerville Municipal Liquor Store. The photo was dated December 3, 1941. Believed to be pictured are: Bartenders Frank Mankowski, Roy Chock and Joe Nalezny. Customers Frank Hilmer, Sam May and Mickey Karsten. Others behind them are not identified. Notice that there are no bar stools at the bar.