Thursday, June 18, 2015
Schafer’s Hobbies –
On August 16, 1985, Russell Schafer opened his store, Schafer’s Hobbies on Third Street NE, just a block north of the Third Street Viaduct. This is the same locations that was occupied by Meryl’s Hobby Shop. Schafer acquired the inventory from the former owner and was increasing it to about double. He specialized in fantasy games, model railroad supplies and radio controlled cars, boats and airplanes. Schafer was a graduate from Rolla High School and received a law enforcement degree from Minot State. He spent time as a dispatcher for the Minot Police Department and then worked for Farstad Oil in Minot. He started the hobby shop because of his interest in hobbies.