Hydrant Flushing – Tuesday, October 24, 2017 starting at 2am until completion

The City of Rockford will be flushing hydrants on Tuesday, October 24th starting at 2am until completion.  IF the weather is bad, flushing will be delayed to the next day.

Residents may experience low water pressure and discoloration to water.  It is recommended that you DO NOT wash clothing during this time period.

Call City Hall if you any questions (763) 477-6565.

Hydrant Flushing Poster

Rocktoberfest – Saturday, October 7th starting at 4pm…see the All Star Line-Up




Welcome to Rocktober! It’s Rockweek, with Rocktoberfest II this Saturday – just a short six days away. We will have a few posts this week with updates on this free community concert, but here are some initial thoughts and updates as we get ready for a great event!


The schedule for the bands at this point has Shane Martin starting us off at 4:00 p.m., with Kat Perkins at 5:30, Jesse Larson at 7, and Chris Hawkey taking the stage at 8:30. We will feature two stages this year to keep the music going, which means less time between sets for set-up and take-down.


We ask that you not bring in outside food and beverages, as the proceeds from food sales and the 50/50 raffle go to support the Rockford Fire Auxiliary and Fire Department, and proceeds from the beer garden support the Rockford Area Historical Society.


The weather looks like it will be great (knock on wood), but we will have a bon fire area and heaters under the park shelter wings in case the weather decides not to cooperate.


We are anticipating a great turnout. With that said (or written), we will again recommend people use the free shuttle to and from Riverside Park during the event. There will be free parking at the Rockford City Center Mall, with a free shuttle that will bring people to and from the concert.


We will be preparing the park all week for the event and will post updates as we move closer to the show. See ya this Saturday!

The Bridge – Volume 130 (09/19/2017)

The Bridge – Volume 130 (09/19/2017)

Rocktoberfest – Saturday, October 7th (3pm-midnight)


Riverside Park – 8220 Elm Street, Rockford, MN


Rocktoberfest Poster


Hiring for Public Works Maintenance Mechanic Job

Public Works Maintenance Mechanic Job Announcement

The City of Rockford seeks a Public Works Maintenance Mechanic to perform skilled repairs and maintenance on city vehicles and equipment. This position will assist operation of the Street and Parks Departments, and Water and Wastewater Utilities. Applicants should have a high school diploma or equivalent, valid Minnesota Class B Driver’s License, and experience operating and repairing light and heavy vehicles and equipment. Applicants should possess basic computer and office skills and be experienced in the safe operation of equipment necessary to complete maintenance activities including; trucks, loaders, backhoes, pressure washers, and other specialized utility equipment. The compensation range for this position is $17.50 to $29.57 per hour, depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefits. For application materials please visit our website at www.cityofrockford.org, or contact City Hall: 6031 Main Street, Rockford, Minnesota 55373. The application deadline is noon on Friday, September 15th, 2017.


Job details and application can be found at:  Volunteering & Jobs (tab) towards the bottom of the page