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July 25, 2016
A black bear watches from a small wooded area near Garrison Road in Baxter before bounding into the woods Monday. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)...
July 25, 2016 - 7:53pm
July 22, 2016
Schedule set for Baxter city administrator interviews
BAXTER—The schedule of events for the two-day Baxter city administrator interview process has been set. A public meet-and-greet with finalist candidates for the position will be at 4:45 p.m. Thursday at the Baxter City Hall, 13190 Memorywood Drive. Following the public meet...
July 22, 2016 - 9:30pm
July 20, 2016
New pavilion dedicated with baritones and brats in Baxter
BAXTER—Despite oppressively muggy weather Wednesday, dozens of Baxter residents turned out for the dedication of the city's newest park...
July 20, 2016 - 9:43pm
July 19, 2016
Baxter City Council: Administrator candidate withdraws, new finalist considered
BAXTER—A finalist for the city administrator position in Baxter has withdrawn his name from consideration. Kelly Steele, acting city administrator, told the council Tuesday night that Patrick W. Antonen of Centerville, Iowa, withdrew his name after accepting a position elsewhere....
July 19, 2016 - 8:50pm
July 18, 2016
Swimming with the Big Dogs
With her Yorkshire terrier, Nova, wearing a life preserver, Anna Driskell swims in Whipple Lake Monday. Driskell said Nova wanted to keep up...
July 18, 2016 - 6:51pm
Baxter City Council: Looks at park donation offer
BAXTER—A donation of land to the city could create a small park for Baxter and provide public access to Baxter Lake. The vacant land off...
July 18, 2016 - 10:12am
July 12, 2016
Reader Opinion: E-cigarettes
Minnesota recently passed a public health milestone. Just over 50 percent of Minnesotans are now protected from the harmful substances in secondhand e-cigarette aerosol in their hometowns. Baxter is among the 30 cities and 21 counties in our state that have updated their policies...
July 12, 2016 - 12:07am
July 6, 2016
Cypress Drive to close Monday
Starting on Monday, Cypress Drive—from Hastings Road to College Road—will be closed for construction. Cypress Drive is expected to be closed for about two weeks. Drivers are urged to use caution when in a construction zone and expect traffic delays and detours during this...
July 6, 2016 - 6:11pm
July 1, 2016
New look for Cub Foods
Regular shoppers at Cub Foods in Baxter and Brainerd have probably noticed significant changes at the stores recently. The remodeling at the...
July 1, 2016 - 8:26pm
June 29, 2016
Highway 371 south of Baxter will see delays starting July 5
BAXTER—Motorists who travel Highway 371 between Highway 210 in Baxter and County Highway 48, south of Fort Ripley, will encounter lane closures, heavy equipment, crews and potential delays beginning July 5. The lane closures and work will occur from sunrise to sunset on different...
June 29, 2016 - 6:57pm
June 14, 2016
New pavilion takes shape at OK Park
Work is progressing on the new pavilion at Oscar Kristofferson Park in Baxter. Baratto Brothers Construction broke ground on the project in April....
June 14, 2016 - 9:00pm
June 13, 2016
Baxter City Council implements utility franchise fees
BAXTER—The Baxter City Council recently implemented a utility service franchise fee to help pay for street maintenance. The fee starts Sept. 1.
June 13, 2016 - 10:54pm
May 30, 2016
Water service interrupted Friday in Baxter
Water service was shut off to parts of Baxter Friday night after a vehicle hit a fire hydrant near Party World in Baxter. The crash involved an unknown vehicle according to a post on the Baxter Police Department's Facebook page. The crash caused a break in the water main, which caused...
May 30, 2016 - 6:34pm
May 27, 2016
Water service turned off in areas of Baxter
Water service was shut off to parts of Baxter Friday night after a vehicle hit a fire hydrant near Party World in Baxter. The crash involved...
May 27, 2016 - 10:59pm
May 24, 2016
Baxter city council approves funding for $1.1 million road project
The Baxter City Council on Tuesday voted to prepare the initial assessment process for a large road improvement project scheduled for this summer. The city will pay $267,626 and property owners cumulatively will be assessed $833,653 altogether, for a total project cost of $1,101,279....
May 24, 2016 - 8:54pm