City Council Members

Russ Wilson, Mayor

Jason Butts, Council Member 

    Phone: (701)642-2668

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,

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?


These meetings will be conducted in-person but may be available via teleconference (as authorized under MN Statute 13D.021 due to the declared state of emergency from the COVID-19 pandemic) depending on the current local pandemic situation.  The call-in number is (425) 436-6306 and the access code is 264242#.  All meetings other than the City Council meetings are subject to cancellation depending on current agenda items.  For any questions regarding these meetings, please call City Hall at (218) 643-1431.

September 2020 Calendar

October 2020 Calendar

November 2020 Calendar

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Nov 16, 2020


This meeting will be conducted via teleconference ONLY (as authorized under MN Statute 13D.021 due to the declared state of emergency from the COVID-19 pandemic) depending on the current pandemic situation. 


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)

City Council Agenda- Click Here

Nov 16, 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, November 16, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. via teleconference as authorized under MN Statute 13D.021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Members Present:   Mayor Russell Wilson; Council Members Rick Busko, Reed Johnson, James Jawaski, Jim Gill, and Josh Lauritsen.  City Administrator Renae Smith.  Also present: Chris Vedder.

Members Absent:  Jason Butts.

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

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

Open Discussion:  None.

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

  1. Motion to approve the minutes of the regular City Council meeting on November 2, 2020, and the Election Canvassing Board meeting on November 12, 2020.