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Garage talk - Baxter adds requirement with residential building


BAXTER — From now on if Jack were building a house in Baxter, he’d have to build a garage, too.

In a split vote Wednesday, the Baxter Council voted to require garages with residential construction. The move came after a six-month moratorium on residential building permits which was extended in October to give staff more time to iron out details on garage sizes, research ordinances and requirements from home lending programs.

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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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