Rockford River Days – August 11th, 12th and 13th

Visit the Rockford River Day’s website:

River Days Poster 2017

Rockford River Days 3 column flyer 2017

National Night Out – Tuesday, August 1, 2017

National Night Out in Riverside Park, 8220 Elm Street (5:30pm-7:30pm)


Dinner 5:30pm-6:30pm

(Hot Dogs/Chips)

Sponsored by RiverWorks

Free Will Donation.


Activity Stations for Kids? A Passport Back in Time 6:00pm-6:45pm

Sponsored by the Rockford Friends of the Library


Time Travel 6:45pm-7:30pm

Trades and tools of 150 years ago.

Sponsored by Rockford Area Historical Society


Come for an evening of food, fun and friends


Feel free to organize a gathering in your neighborhood.
If you would like to have the Rockford Fire Department stop by your gathering,
contact Ben Sanderson at:

Movie in the Park – Friday, July 28, 2017 at dusk (about 9:10 pm)

The City of Rockford Presents:


Movie in the Park – Friday, July 28th (about 9:10 pm)

Riverside Park, 8220 Elm Street, Rockford


Bring a chair/blanket, bug spray and enjoy the movie!!!

*Movie will be postponed to a further date if the weather is not favorable. Information will be posted on the City of Rockford’s Facebook page if the event will be postponed.


Movie rental fee is being sponsored by: Hanover Athletic Association

Movie screen and personnel provided by: Wright/Sherburne Cable Commission

Set up by Rockford Ambassador’s Program (5pm set up and tear down following the movie)

Movie in the Park poster 2017.07.28 Frozen







Not all Minnesotans know the quality of the water they drink.  If you own a private well it is up to you to test your water quality.  Routine testing can prevent serious health problems. One of the compounds the Minnesota Department of Health recommends testing for on a regular basis is nitrate, which is dangerous for infants and pregnant women.  Concentrations over 10 parts per million can cause birth defects and even death of infants. Nitrate comes from fertilizers, animal waste, and septic systems.

Getting your well tested is easy!!  The Wright Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is offering FREE nitrate testing at the Wright County Fair (July 26th through 30th)! Bring a 1 cup sample from your well to the Wright SWCD booth in Building 2 for onsite results. For best results run the tap for 2-5 minutes prior to collecting the sample in a clean plastic/glass container or Ziploc bag, if possible keep your sample cool until testing.

If you have any questions, please contact Alicia O’Hare (Wright SWCD Water Resource Specialist) at 763-682-1933 ext. 3 or

Council Vacancy, Applications Being Accepted

The City of Rockford is accepting applications for appointment to the vacant position on the Rockford City Council. Jeannette Graner, a long-time and well-respected member of the council and community resigned after an employment opportunity prompted her family’s relocation up north. The Rockford City Council and Staff wish her the best on her new journey.

The vacated seat on the City Council has a term that ends December 31st, 2018. Qualified residents of the City of Rockford with an interest in local government and the greater Rockford community are encouraged to apply.

Application materials are available by contacting City Hall and will be accepted until 12:00 noon on Friday, July 21st, 2017. The Council will meet with all applicants prior to the regular City Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 25th, 2017. After discussion and review, the City Council will vote to appoint someone to fill the vacancy.

For more information or for application materials, please contact Audra Etzel at City Hall by calling (763) 477-6565, by e-mail at, or by stopping in City Hall, located at 6031 Main Street, Rockford, Minnesota, 55373.

Council Vacancy Application