Construction continues on apartments along Clearwater Road in Baxter. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch

EXCERPT: “A proposed affordable housing project in Baxter seeks to provide apartments for individuals diagnosed with a mental illness. The Central Minnesota Housing Partnership was before the Baxter City Council Tuesday, June 5, seeking support for a development called White Oak Estates. Deanna Hemmesch, executive director of the Partnership, described White Oak Estates as an $8.8 million affordable housing project that would have a 20-unit apartment building and 20 townhome units on 6.6 acres on Grand Oaks Drive . . . Hemmesch said the housing project would be dedicated to individuals and families who make less than 60 percent of the area median income. Families at or below the 60 percent area median income earn between $9.62 and $21.87 per hour.” FULLSTORY: