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Baxter city staff and council members look through five year capital improvement plans with trails and street projects as priorities and years of completion are discussed. Renee Richardson/Brainerd Dispatch.

Construction in Baxter hits highs not seen in recent years

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BAXTER - With $3,867,100 in commercial construction value alone this spring, Baxter may be putting the Great Recession in the rear-view mirror.


The spring of 2014 saw a rebirth with construction of an estimated market value of $9.1 million compared to $1.1 million in the spring of 2013.

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Renee Richardson
Richardson is a Pacelli High School graduate from Austin, Minn., who earned an applied science degree from the University of Minnesota, Waseca, with an emphasis in horse management. She worked extensively in the resort industry. She received an associate’s degree from Central Lakes College, where she was editor of the Westbank Journal student newspaper, as well as a summer intern at the Dispatch. She graduated from St. Cloud State University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and interned at the St. Cloud Times covering business while attending SCSU. She's been with the Brainerd Dispatch since 1996.
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