Permit numbers show recessions effects
Across the lakes area, permit numbers provide a numerical look at the Great Recession’s effects.
In Baxter, housing construction — up to 90 new homes in 2005 — dropped to six in 2011. Last year, the city saw a rebound of 10 permits issued for new homes.
The Crow Wing County Land Services Department reported building permits rose 32 percent between 2011 and 2012. The county issued 991 building permits last year compared to 752 permits in 2011.
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