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City Council Members

Russ Wilson, Mayor

James Jawaski, Council Member

Reed Johnson, Council Member

Scott Wermerskirchen, Council Member

Chris Vedder, Council Member

Beth Meyer, Council Member

Evie Fox, Council Member


City Council meets every 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 5:00 p.m. Meetings are held at

Breckenridge City Hall,

Council Chambers


            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.  Breckenridge is a "Historic Riverboat & Railroad Town".

Breckenridge has been told it has a well kept secret when it comes to tourist attractions and things we have to offer. Why not visit and discover this secret?


January 2023 Calendar

February 2023 Calendar

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March 20, 2023


Breckenridge City Council Meeting

Monday, March 20, 2023 – 5:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers

  1. Call to Order.

  2. Pledge of Allegiance.

  3. Approval of agenda.

  4. Open discussion.

    1. Gate City Bank – Home Improvement Partnership Program

  5. Motion to approve the Consent Agenda.

Consent Agenda:

  1. Motion to approve the minutes of the regular City Council meeting on March 6, 2023.

  1. Personnel Committee.

March 20, 2023

City Council Minutes -unofficial until next meeting

Pursuant to due call and proper notice thereof, a meeting of the Breckenridge City Council was held on March 20, 2023, at 5:00 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, Breckenridge, Minnesota.

Members Present:   Mayor Russell Wilson; Council Members Beth Meyer, Evie Fox, Reed Johnson, Jim Jawaski, Chris Vedder, and Scott Wermerskirchen.  Finance Officer Ariel Johnson and City Attorney Jason Butts. 

Member Absent: None.

Mayor Wilson called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.

Council Member Johnson moved to approve the agenda.  Seconded by Council Member Jawaski and carried unanimously.

Open Discussion:  Gate City Bank was present to explain their Home Improvement Partnership Program they are implementing in Breckenridge.  They have been managing this program in Wahpeton for several years and are now bringing it to Breckenridge.  It is a 3-3.5% home loan that will help people with improvements to their home.  They have allocated $1 million dollars to this program.  Interested persons can apply at City Hall.  Chris Loehr will receive all applications first and then forward them along to Gate City. 

Motion by Council Member Johnson to approve the Consent Agenda.  Seconded by Council Member Vedder and carried unanimously.  The Consent Agenda included the following:

  1. Motion to approve the minutes of the regular City Council meeting on March 6, 2023.


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