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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 Drive Closure

Beginning at 6 am on September 17th Baxter Drive will be closed from TH 210 north approximately 500-feet and the detour will be in place.

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Commission Openings

The City of Baxter is seeking citizens interested in becoming more active in their city government by serving on the city’s advisory commissions. Seats are currently open on the Utilities Commission, Planning and Zoning Commission, and Parks and Trails Commission. The advisory commissions recommend policy to the city council and advise the city council on a variety of issues. You must be a resident of Baxter to apply.

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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

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.

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

February 2019

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  • City Council Meeting
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  • Utilities Commission
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  • Planning & Zoning Commission
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  • Parks & Trails Commission
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Meeting Calendar

February 19, 2019
  • Council Work Session @ 6:00 pm

  • City Council Meeting @ 7:00 pm

    City Council Meeting