Compost Site CLOSED the week of August 29th to September 2nd for maintenance

The City Compost Site is closed the week of August 29th to September 2nd for maintenance.  The site should be re-opened some time Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.


Thank you for your patience.

The last day to preregister before the General Election is 5pm on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

If you are a new resident to the City of Rockford, recently turned 18, moved within the city or have not voted in the last four years – you will need to register.
You may register to vote on Election Day, make sure you have ID such as a current driver’s license or Minnesota ID card with your correct address. If you have not changed your driver’s license you must have a current utility bill, along with your ID.
The last day to preregister before the General Election  is 5:00 pm at City Hall on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.
MORE election information available on the Election Information tab of the website.

Absentee Voting Begins on Friday, September 23, 2016

Absentee voting will not be available at City Hall to vote in person.  Absentee voting begins on Friday, September 23, 2016.



To complete an application online you must:

  • Be eligible to register and vote in Minnesota
  • Provide an email address
  • Provide your identification number: MN-issued driver’s license, Minnesota ID card or last 4 digits of Social Security Number

Online Absentee Ballot Application:


If you do not have an email address and one of the identification numbers above, you cannot apply for your absentee ballot online. You may apply with a paper absentee ballot application (select Vote early by mail and select a language)

Complete the application and mail to the county where you live or go in person:

Hennepin County Residents – Hennepin County Elections, Government Center PSL, 300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN  55487  Fax 612-348-2151 or Phone 612-348-5151

Wright County Residents – Wright County Government Center, Attn:  Elections Division, 10 2nd Street NW, Room 230, Buffalo, MN  55313  Fax 763-682-7873 or Phone 763-682-7578


Absentee Status Lookup:

Rockford River Days – August 12th, 13th and 14th

Visit the Rockford River Day’s website:

Rockford River Day’s 2016 poster

Rockford River Days Medallion HAS been found!


Molly found the medallion at the middle school hay bale gardens!  Great job, Molly!  Please stop by the River Days events to claim your prize.

Clue #3 (posted Wednesday, August 10th) The medallion can see two streets that are black, from some peoples’ perspective it’s hidden in the back.
Some in our town built a ‘field of dreams,’ and this summer it turned into a “field of greens.”

Clue #2 (posted Tuesday, August 9th) This town is all primped and ready to grow, which is happening in some spots where often there’s snow.
The medallion is less than 4 feet above ground, wedged inside some nature that makes barely a sound.

Clue #1 (posted Monday, August 8th)There’s so much in Rockford that’s shiny and new, the medallion is hidden in a place like that too.

But be careful of the ways “new” can be defined, look carefully around town the medallion you’ll find.

For more information, visit the Rockford River Day’s website

Ready, Set, Go…searching for the 2016 River Days Medallion.
Good luck everyone!