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    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

Excelsior Road Closure

Excelsior Road from TH 371 to west of Edgewood Drive, including the Edgewood Drive intersection, will be closed beginning Monday, July 16th at 7:00 a.m. for construction of the CenterPoint Energy gas line and new curb and gutter in conjunction with the 2018 Excelsior Road and Edgewood Drive Improvement Project. This section of roadway will be closed for approximately 2 weeks and is planned to be back open by Friday, July 27th at 5:00 p.m.
Access to local businesses will be maintained during the closure. The primary access to the area will be through the TH 371 and Design Drive intersection. Traffic destined to or from Excelsior Road to the west will need to use the detour route on TH 210 to Inglewood Drive. Traffic exiting the area to the north will need to use Edgewood Drive to Woida Road. The attached map shows the section of roadway to be closed with the primary entry and exiting movements.
A signed detour route for through traffic will be provided using T.H. 371, Design Drive, Edgewood Drive, Woida Road, T.H. 210 and Inglewood Drive. Please drive with caution in the work zone area or plan an alternative route and avoid the construction area if possible.
If you have questions, please Contact Project Manager Chuck Rickart at 612.360.1283 or Construction Observer Mark Skogen at 218.821.3940. We appreciate your patience during this construction process.

Baxter Park and Trail Locator App

The Baxter Park and Trail Locator is a responsive website that can be used 24/7 to locate and obtain information about parks and trails in the community. The site includes some basic tools to search for parks, measure distances, change basemaps and find your location. You can see all of the amenities available for each park or use the filters to find parks with specific amenities (baseball diamonds, soccer fields, playgrounds, etc.).

Baxter Park and Trail Locator

Baxter Drive Lane Closure

There will be lane closures on Baxter Drive, south of TH 210, on Tuesday, July 17th beginning at 5:00 a.m. and ending by 8:00 a.m. for work on the traffic signals. Local access to properties will be maintained during this time. Please drive with caution in the work zone or plan an alternate route to avoid the construction area. We appreciate your patience during this construction process.


Notice of Filing Period for City of Baxter Municipal Offices

Notice is given that an election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 for the purpose of electing candidates for the following city offices:  two at-large council positions (four-year term).  The filing period opens on July 31, 2018 and ends August 14, 2018.  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 14 the hours will be 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Water Tower Improvements

Maintenance is currently being performed on the 750,000 gallon water tower located on Inglewood Drive. The water tower, constructed in 1997, will receive new interior and exterior coatings and structural upgrades to bring the water tower in compliance with current standards. The project is anticipated to last approximately 12-16 weeks. The renovation will also include a new logo to match the TH 371 water tower.



Meeting Calendar

July 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Council Work Session
  • City Council Meeting
  • City Hall Closed
  • Utilities Commission
  • Planning & Zoning Commission
  • 2018 Mill & Overlay Informational Meeting
  • Cemetery Commission
  • Council Work Session
  • City Council Meeting
  • Cypress Drive Improvement Project Open House
  • Parks & Trails Commission
  • Long Range
  • Special Council - Budget Work Session

Meeting Calendar

July 16, 2018
  • Cemetery Commission @ 4:00 pm

July 17, 2018
  • Council Work Session @ 6:30 pm

  • City Council Meeting @ 7:00 pm

    City Council Meeting

July 19, 2018
  • Cypress Drive Improvement Project Open House @ 6:00 pm