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Important Information Regarding Property Assessments This may affect your 2021 property taxes. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization for the City of Rockford, Wright and Hennepin Counties, Minnesota will meet…
The City of Rockford is now accepting nominations for the 2020 “Volunteer of the Year.” Each year, the City asks it’s residents, businesses and members of the community to nominate a person or group that has…
The City of Rockford is now hiring seasonal help. Work outdoors with the Parks Department this summer. Hourly wage range is $12 to $14 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications. To apply, stop into City…
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Welcome to Rockford, Minnesota!
The City of the Rockford, which was incorporated as a village in 1881, is now home to over 4,300 residents, 110 businesses and offers employment opportunities for over 1,000 employees. Some of our major employers included: Wright Hennepin Electric Cooperative, Rockford Area School District #883, Diversifoam Products, Prairie Technologies and Design Ready Controls.
Ideally located along Highway 55, just 30 miles west of the metropolitan area, Rockford offers a mix of commercial and industrial businesses and sites available for development, or redevelopment. Rockford also has a variety of housing options with 1,536 housing units and a number of parks, trails and recreational amenities to add to its quality of life.
Remembering Rockford History
Rockford is a city in Wright and Hennepin counties in the U.S State of Minnesota. While Rockford is mainly located within Wright County, a small part of the city extends into Hennepin County. It is part of Minneapolis St.Paul metropolitan statistical area.Minnesota State Highway 55 serves as a main route in the city.
The history of Rockford as a settlement began about 1855, when a campaign was started in St. Paul to lure settlers to the Minnesota Territory. In the winter of 1855 the Minnesota Territorial Legislature passed an act calling for the cutting of a road from Minneapolis west to what is now Rockford. Rockford was platted in 1857, and named for a nearby rocky ford on the Crow River.
Parade starts at 10am in front of the Rockford Middle School on Ash Street Navy Memorial at Crow River (Bridge St & Mechanic St) at approx. 10:15am Memorial Service at Elmwood Cemetery (Maple St) at Approx. 10:30am Lion's Pork Chop Dinner at Riverside Park - 8220 Elm Street, starting at 11pm until sold out! Historic …Find out more »
Join us for a weekend of fun, family and good times! River Days is a celebration of community that holds something for everyone. From sporting events such as volleyball and the 10k/5k River Run to the Craft and Business Market Place and bingo, there are activities for every age. We have both day and night …Find out more »