BAXTER - Only God may make a tree, but Baxter is confronted with how to dispose of the leaves after they come off those trees.
With the amount of snow still on the ground, City Administrator Gordon Heitke said the city bought itself some time.
Brainerd's jobless rate for January increased to 15.7 percent, marking its highest rate since February of 2011.
Brainerd's numbers mean there are 1,139 people without jobs in a labor force of 7,277 in the region that encompasses the 56401 zip code.
In 2012, union members accounted for 14.2 percent of wage and salary workers in the state compared to 15.1 percent in 2011, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report this week.
Union membership peaked in the state in 1992 at 22 percent.
After interviewing two finalists for the community services director post, Crow Wing County Board members made a choice Tuesday.
Stating both candidates had strong interviews, commissioners were divided Tuesday afternoon.