Cozy Theater among buildings considered for demolition
One of the buildings in Pine River recently considered for destruction, known as the Eastern Star building, was once a source of news and entertainment for the city.
Joe Zigmund constructed the split-level building in 1915. Its initial purpose was to house the Pine River Sentinel-Blaze in the basement and a silent film theater called The Cozy Theater in the top. Elmer Dahl published the Blaze, and two brothers from Walker operated the theater.