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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

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

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.

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City of Baxter 2017 Financial Statements

The city recently completed its annual audit and prepared the 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), also known as the city’s financial statements. In 2017, a majority of the city’s governmental operations continued to be funded by the property tax levy, followed by the local option sales tax for eligible capital infrastructure projects.

Capital outlay or capital project related expenditures comprised of 31.4% of the city’s 2017 governmental expenditures. A significant investment in the 2018-2019 Cypress Drive project began in 2017, followed by improvements to Excelsior Road and mill and overlay improvements to various streets last year. The next largest expenditures were debt service and public safety (police, fire protection, and building inspection) at 22.9% and 14.8%, respectively.

A complete copy of the 2017 CAFR can be found on the city’s website under Finance Department.

Excelsior Road Construction – Edgewood Drive at Woida Road Intersection

Throughout construction, traffic operations and circulation are continuing to be reviewed. A recent concern raised is with the traffic exiting the area traveling on Edgewood Drive to Woida Road to continue north on TH 371 to avoid Excelsior Road. With the increased traffic at this intersection turning right from Edgewood Drive to Woida Road will become more difficult.

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Park Restrooms

Park restrooms located at Berrywood, Loren Thompson, Oscar Kristofferson, Southdale, and Whipple Beach Recreational Area will be opening on Friday, May 4.

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Meeting Calendar

August 2018

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  • Council Work Session
  • City Council Meeting
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  • Utilities
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  • Primary Election
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  • Planning & Zoning Commission
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  • Architectural Review Commission Meeting
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  • Night to Unite
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  • Council Work Session
  • City Council Meeting
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  • Parks & Trails Commission
  • Long Range
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  • Council Budget Work Session
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Meeting Calendar

August 14, 2018
  • Primary Election @ 7:00 am

August 15, 2018
  • Planning & Zoning Commission @ 6:00 pm