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June 24, 2019
The new Cypress Drive stretches from the roundabout on Excelsior Road across Highway 210 toward College Road in Baxter. The unpaved construction area is where crews are working on the railroad crossing. Drone photo by Jim Stafford / Brainerd Dispatch
Work crews to pave sections of Cypress Drive corridor project this week
18 hours 14 min ago
June 20, 2019
Deerwood begins construction on a splash pad Tuesday, June 18, at the Deerwood Park playground. The splash pad, which is expected to be mostly done by the end of next week, will be free to use. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Deerwood Splash Pad Construction
June 20, 2019 - 11:00am
Brainerd Fire Chief Tim Holmes tells city council members Monday, June 17, about his plans for a fire department needs and location study to figure out the best place to potentially place a new fire station in the future. Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd: Council moves forward with city hall renovation plan. Police, fire stations also on the docket
June 20, 2019 - 3:00am
June 11, 2019
A rendering shows the approved schematic designs for the Brainerd School District's new early childhood facility, which will be housed in the current Baxter Elementary School building. Image courtesy of ICS Consulting
Brainerd Public Schools: Board approves early childhood designs, prepares to solicit bids for high school
June 11, 2019 - 9:13am
Volunteers Rob Veith (left), Travis Malloy, Tony Veith and Ethan Stahl work Monday, June 10, on a Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity home build in northeast Brainerd. The new 938-square-foot home is for a single mom and her son. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch play button
Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity starts 21-day home build
June 11, 2019 - 7:15am
June 5, 2019
Project manager Luke Wehseler, left, points out construction features during an informational open house from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, in the forum room of Crosby-Ironton High School. All in all, 14 miles of Highway 210 looks to be reconstructed from the ground up, with a number of new features and amenities added to repair some subterranean infrastructure, as well as improve traffic efficiency. It’s slated to cost roughly $6.8 million to $6.9 million. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
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MnDOT hosts public open house to kick off Hwy 210 reconstruction project
June 5, 2019 - 7:02am
May 30, 2019
A rendering shows proposed designs for additions to Riverside Elementary School as a result of the Brainerd School District's referendum construction plan. Rendering courtesy of ICS Consulting and JLG Architects
Brainerd Public Schools: Board approves designs for Garfield, Lowell and Riverside projects
May 30, 2019 - 12:00pm
May 25, 2019
Work continues on the railroad crossing for the new Cypress Drive extension, which is expected to change local traffic patterns as Cypress, once separated by Highway 210 will now cross both the railroad line and the state highway. Drone photo by Jim Stafford / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Bird's eye view: Cypress Drive connection takes shape
May 25, 2019 - 10:00am
May 24, 2019
Construction work begins on county highways 22 and 26
May 24, 2019 - 10:30am
Nisswa first graders Miles (front row left), Vincent, Hallie, William, Elizabeth, (back row left), Elizabeth, William, Ally, and Ellie sing “God Bless America” Thursday, May 23, at the groundbreaking celebration for the expansion and remodeling of the Nisswa Elementary School. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

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Brainerd Public Schools: Ground officially broken at Nisswa Elementary
May 24, 2019 - 7:00am
May 23, 2019
Cypress Drive construction update: Industrial Park Road to reopen
May 23, 2019 - 11:00am
Harrison students Paige Skoglund (left), Rylee Hoppe, Emmy Yaunick, Vanessa Maggiore, Blake Brenny, Brayden Richardson, Jenna Dambowy and Harmony Blomberg hold posters that spell Harrison while Laine Larson, superintendent of Brainerd Public Schools, addresses the crowd in the school gymnasium. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
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Brainerd Public Schools: Public celebrates Harrison groundbreaking
May 23, 2019 - 10:00am
A map with the planned White Oaks Estates tax increment financing, or TIF district outlined in red in north central Baxter. Developers are applying to receive tax relief by the city of Baxter in exchange for maintaining affordable housing and offering facilities specialized for mental health needs. Graphic / City of Baxterplay button
Baxter City Council: Members sign off on White Oak development plans
May 23, 2019 - 9:00am
May 21, 2019
Construction work begins on First Assessment District roads
May 21, 2019 - 10:30am
May 20, 2019
Paul Evans (left), Josh Alexander and Joe Kheer of Ducette's Landscaping, Little Falls, work on the Excelsior Road roundabout near Super One Foods in Baxter. They planted day lilies, catmint, cone flowers, blue stem grass and Karl Forester reed grass. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch video
Traffic change approaches for Cypress Drive project. Industrial Park Road to open, with College Road/Cypress intersection closed
May 20, 2019 - 9:00am