BAXTER—How an outdoor tow yard with metal fencing topped with barbed wire would fit in Brainerd's Industrial Park had Baxter City Council members seeking additional details before coming to a decision. Baxter Council members voted 3-2 to table the request Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Crews were working long hours as the sun was low on the horizon at the new Brainerd General Rental building site. Hy-Tec Construction, Brainerd, is working on the project and crews were taking advantage of a welcome stretch of days with sunlight and warmer temperatures before the season takes its final turn. Brainerd General Rental's new building, which is going up a stone's throw from its current store, is expected to be completed by spring. The business is along Highway 371, north of Woida Road, near Applebee's. Hy-Tec broke ground on the project on Sept. 7.
BAXTER—Redevelopment has come at last to the former Gander Mountain building and its long forlorn parking lot.
BAXTER—A temporary stop sign on Woida Road will be back and gain permanent status. The Baxter City Council members expressed support to make the stop sign addition part of the regular landscape during a workshop session Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Even giving a small amount of time or money can make a major difference in the life of someone struggling through cancer treatments, and raising awareness for early detection could save someone's life. Those are both goals with a national campaign for breast cancer that came together in three weeks and includes a local impact though Pay it Forward. Julie Kletscher, co-owner of the family operated Better Living Concepts in Brainerd, said volunteering and giving was something her parents taught at home and is something they continue to do now at 85 years of age.
The development at the former Gander Mountain, now Gander Outdoors, site in Baxter is coming into focus.
BAXTER—An assessment hearing for Excelsior Road and Edgewood Drive improvements at Baxter City Hall included an overview of the $5 million project and documented the objections of three property owners.
The Thrifty White Pharmacy's exterior appears complete as work continues on the interior of the new store on the corner of Washington and North Second streets in Brainerd. Thrifty White is opening Nov. 12 and plans a grand opening Nov. 12-17. As that construction work ends, projects are underway or just beginning. And one is still a bit of a mystery.
Want to have input on what Brainerd will be like in the future? This weekend marks last opportunity to take part in an community survey on imagining the future of Brainerd. "The city of Brainerd is looking to its residents to help craft a vision for 2035. Anyone with a passion for Brainerd's future is encouraged to participate. The following survey will focus on the community character and the livability of the city," the city reported.
It's the roll call of names that got to Walt Straka.