While City staff works hard to maintain our public 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.

Unable to inspect each street on a daily basis, the City encourages Baxter residents to report potholes at 218-454-5115 or publicworks@baxtermn.gov. Please be sure to provide an accurate description of the location (address or nearest intersection) of the pothole and we will add the location to our pothole repair schedule. While the City doesn’t have the authority to repair private streets, such as the northerly portion of Baxter Drive, the City does work with the property owners to properly address potholes found on their streets.