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BAXTER CITY COUNCIL: Costco is coming, others aren’t

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BAXTER — Olive Garden, IHOP, Petco and Michaels are out. 

Costco is in. 

Baxter City Administrator Gordon Heitke, at the close of Tuesday’s city council meeting informed council members that Oppidan, which was developing the Gander Mountain site to include Olive Garden, IHOP, Petco and Michaels, was not going any further with the redevelopment plans. 

“Basically, it was a financial related decision,” Heitke said. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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