Baxter MN's Better than Brainerd MN :)
Actually, I'm not sure if I have much room to decide whether Baxter is better than Brainerd, they both have tons of lakes, the Mississippi River, tons of wildlife and ample amounts of golfing. Brainerd's business district is quite a bit larger than Baxter's but Brainerd has also been around quite a bit longer.
Baxter's just up and coming with it's population doubling every census count. A Beautiful city with equally beautiful environment.