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Breckenridge, Minnesota on the beautiful prairie of the Red River Valley of the North, is a unique small city of 3,559 people. It's located on the Headwaters of the Red River of the North, the longest North-flowing river in the United States, flowing 549 miles to Lake Winnipeg, Canada, and from there to Hudson Bay.

No novel or TV series could be as interesting as the history and development of Breckenridge and the adventurous people who risked their lives to settle this land. The land now occupied as Breckenridge was originally inhabited by the Dakota (Sioux) and Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indian nations. Countless herds of buffalo roamed the area. In 1851, Indian treaties opened up this land for settlement.

For pictures of the City from 1873 to 2008, click here.

Breckenridge is a "Historic Riverboat & Railroad Town". 


 Breckenridge is located on the famed Red River of the North. The Bois de Sioux and Otter Tail rivers merge here and offer the opportunity for fishing and canoeing. A unique feature of the area is the country club which has nine holes situated in each state of Minnesota and North Dakota. It is 50 miles to the Fargo Airport.

County: Wilkin County
Region: West Central
Distance to Minneapolis: 203 miles
Distance from nearest MSA:
45 miles from Fargo-Moorhead MSA
Elevation: 963.495 Feet Above Sea Level
US Congressional District: 7
MN Legislative District: 12A

Local Services:
Electric/Water/Sewer:
Breckenridge Public Utilities
218-643-4681

Natural Gas:
Great Plains Natural Gas Co.
877-267-4764

Senior Center:
Breckenridge Senior Center
218-643-5730

Chamber of Commerce:
Wahpeton Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce
701-642-8744

Relocation Center & Service:
Red River Valley Concierge
701-642-8744

Library:
Breckenridge Public Library
218-643-2113

Sister City:
Wahpeton, ND
701-642-8559

Other Important Resources:
Wilkin County Fair
Southern Valley Heathwatch
Youth and Community Prevention Coalition

Local Newspapers:
Daily News
701-642-8585
Daily Journal- Fergus Falls, MN
1-800-726-1781

Local Radio Stations:
KBMW AM
701-642-8747
Lakes Radio- Fergus Falls, MN
1-800-303-5596
WDAY AM Radio/TV- Fargo, ND
701-241-5236

Local Cable/ Telephone Service:
Midcontinent Communications
1-800-888-1300
CentryLink
1-855-804-2550
702 Communications
701-672-5702

Local Garbage Service:
Metro Disposal
888-937-6035
Fraedrich Transport
701-642-2262
Waste Management
701-642-8403
T&G Sanitation
701-242-8206