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Compost Site CLOSED starting Monday, October 7th due to the weather. Soil conditions at the compost site are soggy and muddy, so it will remain closed for about a week so it can dry out. We…
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Riverside Park – 8220 Elm Street, Rockford, MN 4 pm – Shane Martin 5:30 pm – Jesse Larson 7 pm – GB Leighton 8:30 pm – Chris Hawkey Food and Beverages available for purchase. DRESS FOR…
The City of Rockford will be flushing hydrants on Tuesday, October 15th starting at 2am until completion. IF the weather is bad, flushing will be delayed to the next day. Residents may experience low water pressure…
We discovered a calculation issue in this month’s utility bills that were just mailed out to you. Please disregard your utility bill, we will be re-sending corrected and updated bills by the end of the week.…
At dusk, the Rockford Fire Department Fire Fighters will be driving throughout Rockford to hand out free glow sticks to the Trick or Treaters
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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.