Brainerd Area News

Target Store in Baxter Shortening Hours This Weekend

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The Target store in Baxter is shortening its hours this weekend as other Target stores in areas of the state are closing for the weekend.  The Baxter store hours, according to, will be  from 8:00 a.m., which is an hour later than normal, to 7:00 in the evening (two hours early) Saturday and Sunday (5/30-5/31).  A news release that was on the company’s website Friday evening stated, “We are heartbroken by the death of George Floyd and the pain it is causing in the community.  At this time, we have made the decision to close a number of stores until further notice.”  It added that the focus will be on team members’ safety and helping the community heal.  Stores in St. Cloud and a number of them around the Twin Cities area are among those closing their doors until further notice.  As of Saturday, the website had next week’s hours in Baxter back to 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., however, we know that could change.