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Listen: Baxter to promote from within following assistant police chief's retirement

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Assistant Chief Russ Wicklund announced his upcoming retirement and set the date for March 31 and Wednesday, the Baxter City Council passed the conditional promotion of Sgt. Matt Maier to assistant chief.

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