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BAXTER—Baxter bigwigs hemmed and hawed, haggled and hashed out the issue for the better part of an hour. The subject? The fate of a lonely red fire hydrant on Dellwood Drive. During a Baxter City Council meeting Tuesday, Sept. 18, members voted unanimously to move the fire hydrant (as well as construction associated with the roadway and connected infrastructure) across the road.
BAXTER—The Baxter City Council is taking a hard look at purchasing a bevy of properties along Highway 371 for the sake of the Paul Bunyan State Trail. It was the consensus of the council that appraisals of the properties should be done—both to signal a commitment to pursuing the matter, and also to equip the city with enough information to properly negotiate in the future. While the council deliberated on the matter during its workshop Tuesday, Sept. 18, it's slated a formal resolution during the Oct. 2 council meeting.
BAXTER—When it comes to plans for Memorywood Drive, the people have spoken—their verdict is split down the middle between two options, with a resounding rejection of a third.
BAXTER—Details are slowly trickling in regarding the Island Lake property offered to the Baxter City Council. During a workshop Tuesday, Sept. 18, members evaluated the information and continued to mull whether the city should accept a 120-acre donation and the potential costs and benefits it entails.
Drivers in the Brainerd-Baxter area look to get some breathing room with the opening of the Excelsior Road portion of the Cypress Drive corridor project. Scott Hedlund, the Short Elliott Hendrickson project manager overseeing the project, said east Excelsior Road is expected to reopen to traffic by Saturday. "Excelsior Road is supposed to be open to through-traffic before the weekend," Hedlund told the Dispatch during a phone interview Thursday, Sept. 13. "The rest of the Cypress Drive project isn't open, but Excelsior Road will be."
It's conventional wisdom that Minnesotans are often uncomfortable talking about themselves. Chalk Justice Margaret Chutich up as "Exhibit A" in that regard. Chutich stopped by the Dispatch Thursday, Sept. 6, to expound upon her candidacy (despite her own reluctance to toot her own horn)—a candidacy, she said, that's built on a unique foundation in both criminal and civil law, a rare breed among litigators in the state's highest judiciary echelons.
It happens—you're overworked, short on time and spread too thin to cobble together a proper meal, or maybe you've got the kind of hunger only a 20-pack of McNuggets will satisfy. To each their own. Many reasons bring us to the Golden Arches. Maybe while you've been waiting in the drive-thru window line or jockeying for a parking spot of your own, you've chanced upon another aspect of McDonald's that wasn't present until more recently—a pair of slick square signs, standing watch over two parking spots reserved for mobile orders, curbside pick-up.
The Mississippi is a behemoth, one of the largest rivers in the world with a muscular current to boot, but—at least in the Rice Lake portion of river—the behemoth's liquid surface was as still, tranquil and glossy smooth as polished glass.
BAXTER—Bucking precedent in recent years, the Baxter City Council unanimously opted to designate two parcels open for bow hunting, while leaving three others on the shelf for discussions down the road. Listed as Site Area One and Site Area Two, these areas would open properties pocketed in residential areas—established neighborhoods—versus properties more in open country at the outskirts of the city.
It might seem a little obvious to say, but things at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport are on the up and up. The Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport has a wide array of uses—from servicing small sports aircraft all the way up to jet planes such as a Boeing 757, providing package and mail transportation, medical helicopter services, charter flights, avionics, training, private aircraft housing, as well as commercial travel, and more.