City Council Members
Russ Wilson, Mayor
James Jawaski, Council Member
Reed Johnson, Council Member
Rick Busko, Council Member
Scott Wermerskirchen, Council Member
Chris Vedder, Council Member
Beth Meyer, 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,
07/12/22: Notice is hereby given that Affidavits of Application for Candidacy for the openings of Mayor and three Council Members on the Breckenridge City Council will be accepted at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 420 Nebraska Avenue, Breckenridge, MN, from 8:00 a.m. on August 2, 2022, through 5:00 p.m. on August 16, 2022. Affidavits and filing requirements are available at City Hall. For questions, contact Liane Mauch via email at email@example.com or call (218) 643-1431.
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 Council Minutes:
August 15, 2022
Breckenridge City Council Meeting
Monday, August 15, 2022 – 5:00 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers
Call to Order.
Pledge of Allegiance.
Approval of agenda.
Motion to approve the Consent Agenda.
Motion to approve the minutes of the regular City Council meeting on August 1, 2022.
Motion approving the filing of the Public Utilities Commission minutes from August 1, 2022.
Motion approving a quote from Town & Country Heating in the amount of $12,822.00 for a new heating and cooling system for the northside Fire Hall. (Paid from Capital Outlay Fund)
August 1, 2022
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 August 1, 2022, at 5:00 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, Breckenridge, Minnesota.
Members Present: Mayor Russell Wilson; Council Members Beth Meyer, Rick Busko, Jim Jawaski, Chris Vedder, and Scott Wermerskirchen. City Administrator Lori Conway and City Attorney Jason Butts.
Members Absent: Council Member Reed Johnson.
Mayor Wilson called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
Council Member Busko moved to approve the agenda with the addition of 5F – A quote for new Load Management software from Omni-Pro Software, Inc. Seconded by Council Member Jawaski and carried unanimously.
Open Discussion: None.
Motion by Council Member Vedder to approve the Consent Agenda. Seconded by Council Member Meyer and carried unanimously. The Consent Agenda included the following:
Motion to approve the minutes of the regular City Council meeting on July 18, 2022.
Motion approving the filing of the Public Utilities Commission minutes from July 18, 2022.
Motion to approving a Raffle Permit for the Touchdown Club (Breckenridge Football Booster Club).
Motion approving a Raffle Permit and Gambling Exempt Permit for St. Mary’s Church.