A diamond ring still in the jewelry box. Flat-screen TVs. Fishing tackle unopened in its original packaging.
Those are some of the finds during Brainerd's version of the cable television sensation of "Storage Wars.
Recently Brainerd put out a "citizen survey" asking what people liked about the city and what they would like to change.
From a city with a population of 13,590 and a work force of 7,908, Brainerd received 130 responses.
Not a lot, considering.
Relief is coming.
Thursday will continue the hot streak with temperatures nearing 90 again beneath sunny skies, but a break in the heat wave is coming.
The National Weather Service reports the heat advisory continues until 10 p.m. Thursday.
It took two votes Monday before the Brainerd City Council officially expressed an interest in an alternative underground energy source.
The concept taps into the city's sewer pipe and uses an exchange system to heat and cool buildings.