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February 15, 2018
North Memorial Ambulance personnel roll out an empty gurney to a waiting ambulance Wednesday at Bill's Gun Shop and Range in Baxter. A man was declared deceased at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, using a rental gun inside the store. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Gallery and Video play button
77-year-old Minn. man died of self-inflicted gunshot wound from gun owned by business, police say
February 15, 2018 - 8:05pm
February 14, 2018
Baxter Police Chief Jim Exsted removes equipment from his squad car Wednesday while conducting an investigation at Bill’s Gun Shop and Shooting Range in Baxter. Emergency personnel responded to a report of a shooting inside the store and later determined an adult male died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, which is not believed to be accidental. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video
Man dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound at northern Minn. shooting range
February 14, 2018 - 7:54pm
February 13, 2018
Crow Wing County couple Bill and Sharon Wortham both have pacemakers-defibrillators. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Couple with heart problems keep love alive with pair of pacemakers
February 13, 2018 - 9:42pm
A rare, little feathered visitor appeared unexpectedly in Baxter Tuesday morning. This is only the fourth boreal owl recorded in 80 years in Crow Wing County, according to the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Rare owl sighting: Tiny boreal owl visits Baxter
February 13, 2018 - 9:39pm
October 31, 2017
The Book World store at 15528 Edgewood Drive in Baxter, Minn.,  will be closing, along with the company’s other 44 locations in seven states. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
Book World to close its six stores in Minn., ND
October 31, 2017 - 9:27pm
September 8, 2017
A view of St. Martin from 2013 shows the island before Hurricane Irma devastated the area. Kelly Humphrey/Forum News Service
Hurricane Irma takes toll on former northern Minnesota residents
September 8, 2017 - 10:10pm
April 11, 2017
Emily Piper, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, discusses mental health care at the Community Behavioral Health Hospital in Baxter April 11 as Adam Rees, Essentia Health Central Region president, looks on. Zach Kayser/ Forum News Serviceplay button
Minnesota top official says GOP cuts would deeply hurt mental health care
April 11, 2017 - 9:41pm
July 13, 2016
Baxter resident Daniel Fundingsland found the baby alligator Saturday when he was biking down to Crow Wing State Park on the Paul Bunyan Trail. He said it was sunning itself on the path. (Submitted)
See you later alligator: Cyclist shares story on finding reptile near Brainerd
July 13, 2016 - 7:44pm
February 27, 2016
Forestview Middle School sixth-grader Lexi McElfresh took this photograph of the injured wolf around 8 a.m. Monday on her way to school. She stated in an email that the wolf was standing on the walking trail on the north side of Mapleton Road, just east of the school and it was limping and injured. (Submitted)
Limping wolf near Baxter likely healthy, not a threat
February 27, 2016 - 2:08pm
December 17, 2015
Medical examiner rules Baxter infant died of natural causes
December 17, 2015 - 10:13am
November 28, 2015
Currently housed in the Crow Wing County Jail on felony drug charges are 25-year-old Bailey Curtis Bottenfield, 29-year-old Matthew Steven Olson and 25-year-old Blair Connor Bottenfield, all of Brainerd. (Forum News Service)
Authorities seize marijuana, guns in Brainerd and Baxter
November 28, 2015 - 4:25pm
August 22, 2015
Prostitution sting near Brainerd this summer nets 4 more arrests
August 22, 2015 - 1:50pm
June 8, 2015
Emergency personnel collect debris after an eastbound BNSF Railway train and a car collided about 5:20 p.m. Sunday at the Gull River Road crossing just off Highway 210 west of Baxter. (Kelly Humphrey | Forum News Service)play button
Train collides with car at West Gull River Road crossing near Baxter
June 8, 2015 - 9:09am
March 1, 2013
Jury convicts Baxter man on tax evasion charges
March 1, 2013 - 11:40am
August 2, 2012
Bemidji man who struck bicyclist had green light
August 2, 2012 - 12:04pm
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