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News and Announcements

Bears

The City of Baxter has received many calls on the bear sightings around the city in the past few weeks.  We estimate that we have at least five different bears taking up residency within city limits.  The sightings have spanned the city from border to border, some in residential areas, some in business areas and others out in the more rural parts of town.

We are advising all residents to remove food sources.  The month of June is the most difficult time for bear to find food.  Bird feeders become a primary source of food which is driving the animals directly into our yards.

Please read through the attached link provided by the DNR.  It offers up some additional information and resources.

https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/livingwith_wildlife/bears/index.html

2019 Full Depth Reclamation Improvements Project Update

The 2019 Full Depth Reclamation Improvements Project is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 10, 2019 on Memorywood Drive. Work will begin with exploratory digging for the scheduled watermain replacement work. This will consist of excavating to determine if the existing watermain tees need to be replaced. There are 13 individual excavations planned along the Memorywood Drive from just north of City Hall to just north of the public access. Excavation work will progress from north to south and the contractor will detour the roadway as needed around the excavations (see planned detour routes). If the contractor receives the dewatering permit, dewatering pumps and piping may be installed later in the week. As discussed at the open house, dewatering pumps will run 24 hours a day until the groundwater level has been lowered enough to complete the watermain replacement work.

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Cypress Drive Construction Update

INDUSTRIAL PARK ROAD AT CYPRESS DRIVE REOPENING TO THROUGH TRAFFIC, CYPRESS DRIVE CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC FROM APPROXIMATELY 700 FEET SOUTH OF COLLEGE ROAD TO BASSWOOD ROAD, AND COLLEGE ROAD CLOSED AT CYPRESS DRIVE

 

Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, May 24th, Industrial Park Road at Cypress Drive will be reopening to through traffic but will remain an active work zone. Also beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, May 24th, Cypress Drive from approximately 700 feet south of College Road to Basswood Road, and College Road at the intersection of Cypress Drive will be closed for approximately 6 consecutive weeks, weather dependent, for construction of the street and underground utilities. Property access along College Road and Cypress Drive will be maintained during construction. There will be posted detour routes for College Road through traffic. Please monitor the construction signage and drive with caution in the work zone area.

Please contact SEH Consulting Engineer Scott Hedlund at 218.855.1705 or SEH Construction Observer Mark Johannes at 218.821.3940, if you have any questions or concerns. The 24-hour emergency contact for the construction prime contractor is: Clint Christians, Landwehr Construction Inc., Superintendent, 320.248.0889.

Cypress Drive Construction Update

Beginning at 7:00 AM on Monday, April 8th, 2019, Cypress Drive between Industrial Park Road and College Road, and Industrial Park Road at the intersection of Cypress Drive will be closed to through traffic for approximately 6 consecutive weeks, weather dependent, for construction of the street and underground utilities. Property access along Cypress Drive and Industrial Park Road will be maintained during construction. Please monitor the construction signage and drive with caution in the work zone area.

Please contact SEH Consulting Engineer Scott Hedlund at 218.855.1705 or SEH Construction Observer Mark Johannes at 218.821.3940, if you have any questions or concerns. The 24-hour emergency contact for the construction prime contractor is: Clint Christians, Landwehr Construction Inc., Superintendent, 320.248.0889.

Crow Wing County ALERT

Your safety is our top concern. That’s why the City of Baxter and the Baxter Police Department want to make sure you know about emergencies and incidents as they happen. By opting into the Crow Wing County ALERT emergency notification system you will be informed before, during, and after incidents that could impact your safety. Crow Wing County ALERT, powered by Everbridge, will allow us to send you messages about situations as they happen across multiple devices, including your home phone, mobile device, email, and more. Please sign up online at: https://crowwing.us/356/Emergency-Management

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Meeting Calendar

June 2019

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  • Public Informational Meeting: 2019 Memorywood Dr. and M&O FDR Improvements Projects
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  • Council Work Session
  • City Council Meeting
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  • Utilities Commission
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  • Planning & Zoning Commission
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  • Canceled Cemetery Commission
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  • Council Work Session
  • City Council Meeting
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  • Special Council
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  • Parks & Trails Commission
  • Long Range
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Meeting Calendar

June 24, 2019
  • Parks & Trails Commission @ 4:00 pm

  • Long Range @ 6:00 pm