• Welcome
    Welcome Welcome to the official website for the City of Baxter, Minnesota!
  • Berrywood Park
    Berrywood Park Berrywood park located south of College Rd
  • Forestview Middle School
    Forestview Middle School Aerial view of ISD 181 Forestview Middle School in the Fall
  • Whipple Beach
    Whipple Beach Playground at Whipple Beach Recreational Area

News and Announcements

Night to Unite

The City of Baxter’s annual “Night to Unite” community event will be held on Thursday, August 4 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Oscar Kristofferson Park. There will be activities and information for all ages. Please watch the City of Baxter website and the Police Department Facebook page for more information.

  • 5:00 p.m. registration for door prizes begins
  • 5:30 p.m. karate demonstrations by Ultimate Martial Arts
  • 6:15 p.m. K-9 demonstrations by the Baxter K-9 unit
  • 7:15 p.m. adult and child prize drawings begin; you must be present to win.

Notice of Filing Period For City of Baxter Municipal Office

Notice is given that an election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 for the purpose of electing candidates for the following city offices: mayor (four year term) and two at-large council positions (four year term).  The filing period opens on August 2, 2016 and ends August 16, 2016.  Affidavits of candidacy may be filed in the Administrator/Clerk’s Office, Baxter City Hall, 13190 Memorywood Drive during the hours of 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., except for August 16 the hours will be 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

City Implements Utility Franchise Fees to Fund Street Maintenance and Street Lighting Programs

The City of Baxter’s street system is one of the most valuable and costly assets owned by the city. Extending the asset’s life through regular maintenance with a pavement management plan (PMP) provides the lowest possible cost to the city and its stakeholders.  A PMP uses actual condition data to estimate the best time to complete maintenance activities.   Regular maintenance, including a sealcoating program, extends the life of streets and lowers the overall cost of the street investment by avoiding the need for more frequent and costly reconstruction projects.

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Water Meter Replacement Project


If you have City water service, you will soon be getting a new meter. Baxter will be implementing what’s known as a fixed network Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system to automatically read all of the water meters in the city, eliminating the need for residents to read their own meter. This water infrastructure project is being funded with proceeds from the city’s local option sales tax and will result in no utility charge to the customer.

Letters will be mailed out in a few weeks, requesting you to schedule an appointment to have your meter(s) replaced and a radio installed. Until notification is received, homeowners aren’t required to do anything. In fact, it’s not possible to schedule an appointment prior to receiving notification. The first water meter replacements are expected to begin around early August.

Are You Eligible for a Property Tax Refund?

The State of Minnesota provides tax relief to homeowners and renters whose property taxes are high relative to their incomes. Minnesota has a Regular Property Tax Refund program for renters and homeowners and the Special Property Tax Refund program for homeowners.  Homeowners may be eligible for one or both refunds, depending on household income and the amount of property taxes paid on the primary Minnesota residence. The refund program was expanded with 2011 and 2013 tax laws.  If you did not qualify in the past, you may now be eligible for a refund.

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Recent Agendas

City Council

08.02.2016 Council Packet (691.1 KB)

07.19.2016 Council (5.0 MB)

07.05.2016 (1.1 MB)

06.21.2016 (2.4 MB)

06.07.2016 (7.5 MB)

Street Projects


Meeting Calendar

July 2016

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • City Hall Closed
  • Council Work Session
  • City Council Meeting
  • Utilities Commission
  • Planning & Zoning Commission
  • Council Work Session
  • City Council Meeting
  • Parks & Trails Commission
  • Long Range
  • Special Council
  • Special Council
  • Special City Council

Meeting Calendar

August 2, 2016
  • Council Work Session @ 6:15 pm

  • City Council Meeting @ 7:00 pm

    City Council Meeting

August 3, 2016
  • Utilities Commission @ 5:30 pm

August 4, 2016
  • Night To Unite-OK park @ 5:00 pm

    First Tuesday of Every year-Oscar Kristofferson Park