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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?


August 2023 Calendar

September 2023 Calendar

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September 18, 2023


Breckenridge City Council Meeting

Monday, September 18, 2023 – 5:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers


  1. Call to Order.

  2. Pledge of Allegiance.

  3. Approval of agenda.

  4. Open discussion.

  5. Motion to approve the Consent Agenda.

    1. Mark Goldberg, David Drown & Associates, Salary and Wage Study presentation.

Consent Agenda:

  1. Motion to approve the minutes of the regular City Council meeting on September 5, 2023.

  2. Motion to file the minutes of the Public Utilities Commission regular meeting of September 11, 2023.

September 18, 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 September 18, 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.  City Attorney Jason Butts and City Administrator Lori Conway. 

Members Absent:  None.

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

With the addition of 8E – Resolution in support of an application for Wilkin County local road improvements, Council Member Johnson moved to approve the agenda.  Seconded by Council Member Meyer and carried unanimously.

Open Discussion:  Mark Goldberg from David Drown and Associates gave a presentation on the Salary and Wage Study which they just completed for the City of Breckenridge.  Following the explanation of the facts and information he received, Mr. Goldberg stated that the City’s wages are actually very close to comparable cities.  He did stress that they look at the positions and not the person that is in the position when looking at the data.

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