August 15, 2018 – City Council Special Meeting



Highway 55 Construction DURING Rockford River Days



From Minnesota Department of Transportation

Hwy 55 Buffalo to Rockford: 2018 construction

Hwy 55 lanes in Rockford will change but be open for Rockford River Days

Dear Hwy 55 Buffalo to Rockford email subscriber,

With Rockford River Days festivities scheduled this weekend, we thought all of you River Days fans would appreciate an update on what to expect for traffic. Here’s your Rockford River Days traffic report.

Hwy 55 through Rockford (between the Crow River Bridge and Electric Avenue)

  • Wednesday, Aug. 8 through Friday, Aug. 10 afternoon – expect lane closures, flaggers, crews and heavy equipment while crews mill the roadway ahead of resurfacing.
  • Aug. 10 afternoon through 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13 – all lanes open for Rockford River Days. The road will be rough, so navigate with care whether by automobile, by bike, or by foot.
  • Monday, Aug. 13 – lane closures resume through the end of the project.

Hwy 55 between Electric Avenue in Rockford and Division Street in Buffalo

  • Closed to through traffic, local businesses and residences remain accessible, through the end of the project.

When will the detour end, you might ask? The answer: If everything goes well, the detour end within two weeks. As always, we’ll keep you updated through these emails the Hwy 55 project website as details become available.

Thank you for continuing to navigate the work zone with diligence, and for your patience while we complete this project.

MnDOT  •

July 26, 2018 – Planning Commission Meeting

Public Hearing Notice – Zoning Amendments



City of Rockford Candidate Filing – July 31, 2018 until August 14, 2018

If you wish to file for a City seat that expires December 31, 2018, you may stop in at City to complete an Affidavit of Candidacy.  Filling for local office begins on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 during office hours (8am-4:30pm)and closes on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 5pm.  The filing fee is $2.00.

The City of Rockford has the following seats on the ballot:

      Municipal Election

  • Two (2) Council Member  – Four (4) Year Term each

      Special Election

  • One (1) Council Member – Two (2 Year Term

Candidate filing eligibility:  eligible to vote, will be 21 years old on assuming office and will have been a resident of the City for 30 days before the General Election.  Also, may not be a full-time permanent employee of the City


This page lists the forms and handouts included in the packet handed out to candidates who file at the Office of the Secretary of State.

July 24, 2018 – City Council Regular Meeting