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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

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.

Baxter Cemetery

Cemeteries are peaceful places to visit loved ones that have passed. Those visiting may wonder, “Can I plant flowers in the Baxter cemetery?”. Cemetery regulations do not allow for the planting of trees, shrubs, or perennials on any lot. This is done not to inconvenience families, but to ensure the grounds remain beautiful for all visitors.  Artificial flowers and solar lighting are permitted one week prior to Memorial Day through June 15th of each year. Please do not leave any food, beverages, glass, china or tin jars as they are not allowed and will be removed. Cemetery staff encourages the use of shepherd hooks or elevated plant stands to prevent damage by lawn mowers.

The City reserves the right to remove all items that do not  conform  to  these  rules.

 

 

 

2017 Drinking Water Report

The City of Baxter is issuing the results of monitoring done on its drinking water for the period from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.  The purpose of this report is to advance consumers’ understanding of drinking water and heighten awareness of the need to protect precious water resources.

The Consumer Confidence Report is not being directly mailed to all customers; however a copy is available upon request or may be downloaded below. Please call (218) 454-5115 if you have questions about the City of Baxter drinking water, would like to request a copy of the report or would like information about opportunities for public participation in decisions that may affect the quality of the water.

2017 Drinking Water Report

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Meeting Calendar

May 2019

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  • Utilities Commission
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  • City Council Meeting
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  • Planning & Zoning Commission
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  • Council Work Session
  • City Council Meeting
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  • Parks & Trails Commission
  • Long Range
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Meeting Calendar

May 21, 2019
  • Council Work Session @ 6:00 pm

  • City Council Meeting @ 7:00 pm

    City Council Meeting