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    Berrywood Park Berrywood park located south of College Rd
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    Forestview Middle School Aerial view of ISD 181 Forestview Middle School in the Fall
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    Whipple Beach Playground at Whipple Beach Recreational Area

News and Announcements

Spring Leaf Disposal

Hengel’s Ready Mix and Construction, Inc. will be accepting leaves and grass clippings from April 18th to May 23rd at no charge to Baxter residents during the following times

Monday – Friday         8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday                     8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

If you drop off leaves or clippings during any times other than the specified collection dates and times listed, you will be charged a fee. Hengel’s is located west of Baxter on State Highway 210. Follow signs once inside the yard.

Spring Fire Season

As Spring approaches, we are anticipating a dry and dangerous fire season. With that in mind, please use the following links to get the latest fire conditions from the DNR, to learn more about the Baxter leaf burning ordinance and apply for an online burning permit.

DNR Fire Danger & Burning Permit Restrictions

DNR Open Burning Permit Online Service

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Hydrant Flushing

The City of Baxter’s Public Works Department will be flushing water mains in various sections of Baxter. Flushing will begin on Monday, April 13th and will continue for approximately 3 weeks. Flushing will occur between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

On rare occasions, customers may notice some discoloration of their water. The Public Works Department recommends that you run your water a few minutes until it clears up. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the City of Baxter Public Works Department at 454-5115.

Spring Load Restrictions

Spring Load Restrictions, for the City of Baxter, will go into effect on Thursday, March 12, 2015. The beginning and end dates are set by the MnDOT Commissioner of Transportation and the City of Baxter follows MnDOT’s schedule of imposing these restrictions. Typically, the restrictions last approximately six (6) weeks.



Despite our hard work to maintain the City of Baxter streets, potholes push their way to the surface of our streets from time to time. Often potholes are caused by the spring “freeze/thaw cycle”, when water seeps into the cracks in the driving surfaces and expand to damage the pavement.

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Meeting Calendar

April  2015
Events on April 2, 2015
  • Canceled Architectural Review Commission @ 7:30 am
Events on April 7, 2015
  • Joint Council/Utilities Commission @ 5:15 pm
  • Council Work Session @ 6:15 pm
  • City Council Meeting @ 7:00 pm
Events on April 8, 2015
  • Utilities Commission @ 5:00 pm
Events on April 9, 2015
  • Special Council @ 6:30 pm
  • Special Council @ 7:00 pm
  • Special Council @ 8:00 pm
Events on April 14, 2015
  • Planning & Zoning Commission @ 6:00 pm
Events on April 16, 2015
  • Canceled Architectural Review Commission @ 7:30 am
Events on April 20, 2015
  • Special Council Meeting @ 6:30 pm
Events on April 21, 2015
  • Council Work Session @ 5:30 pm
  • City Council Meeting @ 7:00 pm
Events on April 27, 2015
  • Parks & Trails Commission @ 3:00 pm
  • Long Range @ 6:00 pm

Upcoming Meetings

Events on April 27, 2015
Parks & Trails Commission @ 3:00 pm
Long Range @ 6:00 pm