BAXTER -- On Wednesday, the city of Baxter's offices will convert the telephone system to the state of Minnesota's centrex telephone system and will have all new phone numbers.
Starting Wednesday, Baxter City Hall's main phone number will be 855-5100. The Baxter Police Department's phone number will be 855-5090. If you have a police emergency dial 911 or call the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department's non-emergency number at 829-4749.
Other commonly used city numbers will be building/planning and zoning department, 855-5109; utility billing, 855-5107; and for Baxter recreation programs, call 855-5086.
Lakes Area Garden Show set Wednesday
NISSWA -- The Lakes Area Garden Show, sponsored by the Nisswa Garden Club, will run from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Grand View Lodge Convention Center in Nisswa.
Admission is free.
"Flights of Fancy" is the theme for the 62nd annual garden show with hundreds of horticultural exhibits of flowers, fruits and vegetables on display along with artistic designs. The show will also include a bake sale and plant sale. Refreshments will be available.
Gardeners do not need to be club members to exhibit at the show. Entries will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 7 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the convention center.
This year's show is dedicated in memory of Denise Zapffe (Mrs. Carl Zapffe), one of the original garden club members for more than 40 years.
Fire damages Hubbard County Potlatch plant
Potlatch's Hubbard County plant southeast of Bemidji was damaged by a fire Thursday that started in piles of woodchips outside the plant. The Cass Lake and Bemidji fire departments were called to the plant around 4 p.m Thursday to fight the blaze on the conveyor belts and the co-generation plant at the Potlatch site.
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