City Council Members

Russ Wilson, Mayor

Jason Butts, Council Member 

    Phone: (701)642-2668

James Jawaski, Council Member

Reed Johnson, Council Member

Rick Busko, Council Member

Scott Wermerskirchen, Council Member

Chris Vedder, 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?


July 2021 Calendar

August 2021 Calendar

Sept 20, 2021


Breckenridge City Council Meeting

Monday, September 20, 2021 – 5:00 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers

 Call to Order.

  1. Pledge of Allegiance.

  2. Approval of agenda.

  3. Open discussion.

    1. Breckenridge Superintendent Brad Strand – presentation on upcoming school referendum. 

    2. Elizabeth Wefel – Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities presentation.

  4. Motion to approve the Consent Agenda.

Consent Agenda:

  1. Motion to approve the minutes of the regular City Council meeting on September 7, 2021.

  2. Motion approving the filing of the minutes from the September 7, 2021, Public Utilities Commission meeting.

  3. Motion approving the purchase of a Flail Mower from Bobcat of Wahpeton in the amount of $8,980 for the mowing of the dikes. (Fund 409 – Dike & Diversion Maintenance)

Sept 20, 2021

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 20, 2021, at 5:00 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, Breckenridge, Minnesota.

Members Present:   Mayor Russell Wilson; Council Members Rick Busko, Jason Butts, Reed Johnson, and James Jawaski.  City Administrator Renae Smith. 

Members Absent: Chris Vedder and Scott Wermerskirchen.

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

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

Open Discussion: 

  • Breckenridge School Superintendent Brad Strand gave a presentation on the school referendum that will be coming to an election vote on November 2, 2021.  For any questions, residents can go to the school’s website, as there is a separate link with all of the referendum information on it.  People can always contact Mr. Strand for more information as well.

  • Elizabeth Wefel from the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities gave an update on some of the projects they have been working on and thanked the City for their continuing support.