City Council Members
Russ Wilson, Mayor
Jason Butts, Council Member
Jim Gill, Council Member
James Jawaski, Council Member
Reed Johnson, Council Member
Joshua Lauritsen, Council Member
Rick Busko, 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,
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?
CITY OF BRECKENRIDGE UPCOMING MEETINGS
This meeting will be conducted in-person but will also be available via teleconference (as authorized under MN Statute 13D.021 due to the declared state of emergency from the COVID-19 pandemic) for those who would rather attend remotely. For any questions regarding these meetings, please call City Hall at (218) 643-1431.
City Council Minutes:
July 06, 2020
This meeting will be conducted in-person but will also be available via teleconference (as authorized under MN Statute 13D.021 due to the declared state of emergency from the COVID-19 pandemic) for those who would rather attend remotely.
Instructions for teleconference:
Dial-in number (US): (425) 436-6306 (long distance rates will apply if calling from a landline; you should be able to avoid those charges by calling from a cell phone)
Access code: 264242#
If you need to mute/unmute your phone:
To mute: press *6 (caller will hear message they are muted)
To unmute: press *6 (caller will hear message they are unmuted)
July 06, 2020
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 Monday, July 6, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers and via teleconference as authorized under MN Statute 13D.021 due to the declared state of emergency from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Members Present: Mayor Russell Wilson; Council Members Rick Busko, Jason Butts, Reed Johnson, James Jawaski, Jim Gill, and Josh Lauritsen. City Administrator Renae Smith.
Members Absent: None.
Mayor Wilson called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
Attendees via teleconference – Mike Bassingthwaite and Derek Grahn.
Council Member Johnson moved to approve the agenda. Seconded by Council Member Butts and carried unanimously.
Open Discussion: None.
Motion by Council Member Butts to approve the Consent Agenda. Seconded by Council Member Lauritsen and carried unanimously. The Consent Agenda included the following: