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December 21, 2018
The heads of the Baxter finance department -- Assistant Finance Director Suzannah Jensen (left) and Finance Director Jeremy Vacinek -- have led the city to seven consecutive awards for financial transparency. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
City of Baxter wins 7th consecutive CAFR award for financial transparency
December 21, 2018 - 10:00am
Residents of the roadways involved in the North Forestview project pack the confines of Baxter City Hall Thursday, Dec. 20. Critics of the project have argued steep assessments to fund new sewer/water lines will adversely hurt neighborhoods along the routes. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Residents pack Baxter City Hall to oppose North Forestview project
December 21, 2018 - 7:00am
December 14, 2018
An aerial shot of Industrial Park Road, with markers superimposed to indicate properties that will be assessed. Project image / City of Baxter
Baxter City Council: Roadway reconstruction project takes shape for 2019
December 14, 2018 - 1:00pm
November 8, 2018
Baxter City Council members Steve Barrows (left), Mayor Darrel Olson, Todd Holman and Mark Cross convene during the Nov. 7 meeting to discuss developments for the Navillus Business Center. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Baxter City Council: Council approves Navillus Business Center replatting
November 8, 2018 - 12:00pm
October 11, 2018
A conceptual blueprint of the Cypress corridor project. The project broke ground this summer, primarily with construction of roundabouts at Excelsior Drive and regrading of Highway 210. It's slated to be finished July 2020. Illustration / Short Elliott Hendrickson
Baxter City Council: Special hearing convened for Cypress Drive project assessments
October 11, 2018 - 11:00am
September 22, 2018
Commmunity Development Director Josh Doty briefs the Baxter City Council on options for 27 parcels along the Paul Bunyan State Trail -- a point of trail relocation and properties that look to factor into the city's long-term plans. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Baxter City Council: Members mull appraisal of parcels along Paul Bunyan State Trail route
September 22, 2018 - 8:00am
August 9, 2018
City of Baxter employees could been seeing some healthy improvements over the coming months after the council voted to implements its wellness program. Brainerd Dispatch file photo.
Baxter City Council: Council authorizes implementation of wellness program
August 9, 2018 - 10:00am
July 20, 2018
Earth-moving equipment is in place and active at Cypress Drive north of Highway 210 in Baxter near SuperOne Foods. Renee Richardson / Brainerd Dispatch
Baxter City Council: Cypress Drive corridor project begins
July 20, 2018 - 12:00pm
July 5, 2018
Fireworks shot from Don Adamson Sports Complex light up the sky Wednesday, July 4,  as part of Brainerd/Baxter's Fourth of July celebration.  Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video
Brainerd Fourth of July festivities unites lakes area for a day
July 5, 2018 - 8:00am
June 26, 2018
City Administrator Cassandra Torstenson (left), Council President Dave Pritschet, Mayor Ed Menk and council member Kelly Bevans -- along with the rest of the council -- spent later Monday afternoon and evening, June 25, hashing out possible visions for the city to follow. Gabriel Lagarde / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd City Council: Brain(erd)storming: Members convene retreat to discuss facilities solutions
June 26, 2018 - 12:51am
June 19, 2018
A satellite image of the area where most of the roadway construction initiatives are slated to take place. Aerial photograph / Google Earth
Baxter City Council: Members adopt roadway project assessments, with caveats
June 19, 2018 - 10:07pm
April 4, 2018
Satellite view of the property in question, Brainerd Public Utilities. The city of Brainerd will not appeal the ruling of the BPU annexation case. Satellite photo / Google Maps
Brainerd City Council: City foregoes appeal of BPU annexation case
April 4, 2018 - 6:00am
March 29, 2018
A conceptual map of the site designated for the proposed new Baxter Elementary School -- illustrating both its architectural layout, as well as its position in relation to Forestview Middle School and neighboring roadways. Submitted Photo / Brainerd School District
Brainerd School District: District finalizes site for proposed Baxter elementary school
March 29, 2018 - 4:00am
October 23, 2017
Click the image to see the the entire map. Graphic / City of Baxter
To burn, or not to burn? Yard waste solutions for residents of Baxter
October 23, 2017 - 12:49pm
October 18, 2017
A photo from the Brainerd Riverfront Committee shows how an elevated river trail on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis looks. The Three Bridges Trail in Brainerd would be an elevated river trail. 
Submitted photo
Brainerd City Council: Council says no to local grant match
October 18, 2017 - 8:00am