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FAX: 218-643-5854

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Services & Utilities

Breckenridge is governed by a strong mayor-council type of government. The seven member council meets the first and third Monday of each month. The Breckenridge Police Department consists of four full-time dispatchers, a chief, a sergeant, four patrol persons and one detective. Breckenridge also has an excellent volunteer fire department which is well-trained and equipped. Because the city has its own municipal utilities, it is able to maintain electrical usage rates among the lowest in the state. The Municipal Utilities is governed by a five-member commission.

City Water

Breckenridge has two wells which receive water from the Wahpeton Buried Valley Aquifer. They have a 1.3 million gallon storage capacity at the water plant and 1.5 million gallons per day can be processed. The plant is capable of meeting the cities current peak demand of 775,000 gallons. Current daily usage averages 400,000 gallons. Water Treatment The city has a sewage lagoon system consisting of four cells covering 110 acres. The sewage treatment plant has a capacity of 500,000 gallons/day. The average demand is 400,000 gallons with a peak demand of 450,000 gallons.


The City of Breckenridge has a municipal electric utility with power being purchased from the Department of Energy and Missouri River Energy Services.

Natural Gas & Sanitation

Breckenridge is serviced by Great Plains Natural Gas Company 877-267-4764 and garbage is provided by an independent contractor.  Area garbage contractors are:  Waste Management 701-642-8403, Metro Disposal 218-233-0089, and Fraedrich Transport, Inc. 701-642-2262 and T&G Sanitation 701-242-8206.


Public Utilities Department

Director of Public Service
Roger Avelsgard

Electric Line Crew
Brian Wika, Foreman
Jim Weatherstone
Troy Green

Water/Wastewater Distribution
Curt Berg, Foreman
Wade Bischoff
Tom Reddy

Dennis Larson, President
Gordon Martinson, Vice President
Mark Lorenz, Secretary
Glen Rakow
Russel Graves

 Office Staff
Laurie Christensen, Deputy City Clerk/Treasurer

Lori Gefre, Billing Clerk

 Water Treatment Plant
James Bogenreif, Foreman