Local news briefs
■ Special meeting of the Baxter City Council planned
A special meeting of the Baxter City Council will be 5 p.m. Monday at the Baxter City Hall Conference Room, 13190 Memorywood Dr., Baxter, for the purposes of approving a resolution requesting the Minnesota Legislature approve a special law authorizing the extension of the existing authority for a one-half percent local option sales tax for the City of Baxter.
■ Brainerd City Council special meeting planned
Brainerd City Council President Dale Parks called a special meeting of the Brainerd City Council at 6 p.m. Monday for the purpose of considering approval of a resolution to extend the one-half percent local option sales tax.
■ Brainerd Mock Trial team advances to state
The Brainerd High School Mock Trial team won the regional mock trial competition held Thursday to advance them to the state competition.
Brainerd competes in Region 1.
The state competition will be held March 11-12 in Duluth.
There will be two trials March 11 and a third trial March 12.
The Pequot Lakes High School mock trial team competes in Region 2. The regional trial for them was canceled due to weather and will be held sometime in the next week.