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Rocktoberfest V is just around the corner. Two stages, four amazing bands, one great night! Saturday, October 2, 2021. Free admission. 4 p.m.: Jonah and the Whales 5:30 p.m.: Hitchville …
It’s that time of year again, we are excited to see River Days back in action starting this afternoon! Here is a poster with some of the happenings and events, …
The Medallion was found in a tree behind the Hockey Rink in the Riverside Park this morning. Thank you to the Rockford River Day’s Committee for the great clues and …
Banks have money, dogs have fleas. Birds love nests, hiding in trees.
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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.