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First In-Person Baxter City Council Meeting in 14 Months – BLAEDC Updates

The Baxter city council members met for the first time since March 27th of 2020 after all city council meetings were conducted virtually since they declared a local emergency in the wake of the corona virus. The executive director of the Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corp., Tyler Glynn was first on the agenda with…
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June 6, 2021 0

Baxter City Council Meeting from May 18

(BAXTER, MN) — The city of Baxter held its second council meeting for the month of May this week, so we had our usual conversation with Mayor Darrel Olson to get caught up. Olson drew attention to new speed limits being put in place on Isle Drive near the Walmart. The council also agreed to…
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May 20, 2021 0

City of Baxter Plans Road Projects Overhauling Intersections

(BAXTER, MN) — The city of Baxter held its first regular council meeting for the month of May on Tuesday, so we spoke with Mayor Darrel Olson to get a synopsis. Olson said there was a proposal to add signage to an intersection near the Walmart, which was approved, but Olson acknowledged that the resolution…
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May 6, 2021 0

City of Baxter to Bring Back Triathlons, Farmers’ Market in 2021

(BAXTER, MN) — The city of Baxter held its latest council meeting on April 20, so we spoke with Mayor Darrel Olson to hear about what was discussed. Olson first brought up a renewal of the joint powers agreement between the city of Baxter, the state of Minnesota, and prosecuting attorneys. The city also made…
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April 22, 2021 0

Baxter Council Discusses Storm Water, Walmart Expansion, and More from April 6 Meeting

(BAXTER, MN) — The city of Baxter held its first regular council meeting for the month of April on Tuesday, so we spoke with Mayor Darrel Olson to get caught up. Olson first discussed the city’s storm water application permit, which he added is an important item to get solidified in time for the wet…
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April 8, 2021 0

Baxter Mayor Talks College Road Improvements, Water Treatment from March 2 Council Meeting

(BAXTER, MN) — The city of Baxter held its first council meeting for the month of March on Tuesday, so we spoke with Mayor Darrel Olson to get caught up. Olson said the meeting was fairly routine in general, but that there continues to be thorough discussion regarding continuing improvements with College Road; it is…
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March 4, 2021 0

New Restaurants Coming to the City of Baxter

(BAXTER, MN) — The city of Baxter held its second regular council meeting of the month of February, so we talked with Mayor Darrel Olson to get caught up. The city discussed and approved restaurant-related business starting with the purchase of Boomer Pizza and its plans for the future. A Jersey Mike’s location has also…
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February 18, 2021 0

Baxter City Council Voice Concerns Regarding Possible Internet Disruptions

Changes expected later this summer from the Federal Communications Commission could have significant negative effects for internet connectivity for Baxter residents. Council member John Ward said, “There are a whole lot of people in the city of Baxter in our whole area that are going to lose their internet.” With state and federal funding available…
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February 7, 2021 0

City of Baxter Considers Fat Tire Bike Trail

As winter and the coronavirus pandemic stretch out across the months ahead, the city of Baxter heard a recent request aimed at being a positive on both those counts. A group, led by John Linn, approached the city about grooming trails in southwest Baxter to maintain a trail for fat tire bikes. The council considered…
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February 6, 2021 0

Baxter Mayor Updates on Land Arrangement, Year to Date from February 2 Council Meeting

(BAXTER, MN) — The city of Baxter held its first council meeting for the month of February on Tuesday, February 2, so we spoke with Mayor Darrel Olson to hear the latest. Olson said the meeting was short and sweet. The first thing he discussed was the hiring of an intern through Sourcewell for engineering.…
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February 4, 2021 0