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Construction on the 2019 Street Improvement Project: 2019.08.09 Notice of Construction and Project Update 2019.07.19 Notice of Construction and Project Update
Congratulation Charlie on finding the 2019 Rockford River Day’s Medallion. Charlie and his family found the medallion in Jim Thome Park on the post of the Little Library. Thank you to the Rockford River Day’s Committee…
Visit the Rockford River Day’s website: http://rockfordriverdays.weebly.com/ River Days Poster 2019 3 column flyer 2019
The City of Rockford Presents: Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet Movie in the Park – Friday, June 28th (about 9:15 pm) Riverside Park, 8220 Elm Street, Rockford Bring a chair/blanket, bug spray and enjoy the…
The volleyball courts in Riverside Park are reserved Sundays 5pm to 9pm for league play starting June 9th until July 28th.
The Bridge – Volume 137 (06/03/2019)
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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.