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The Bridge – Volume #142 (09/01/2020)
Absentee voting will not be available at City Hall to vote in person. Absentee voting begins on Friday, September 18, 2020. ABSENTEE VOTING: To complete an application online you must: Be eligible to register and…
GENERAL ELECTION – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020 (7AM-8PM) Sample Ballot(s): Hennepin County Residents: Hennepin County Sample Ballot Wright County Residents: Wright County Sample Ballot ELECTION LOCATION: ALL…
A silent leak in your toilet can waste several thousand gallons of water each year. Replace old toilets with models that use 1.6 gallons or less per flush. That’s a ‘nice save’ for Minnesota’s water future.…
Fire Prevention Week 2020 Checklist Fire Prevention Week Kid Free Zone Activity Fire Prevention Week Words and Phrases Fire Prevention Week How to Make a Home Fire Escape Plan
If you wish to file for a City seat that expires December 31, 2020, you may stop in at City to complete an Affidavit of Candidacy. Filling for local office begins on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 during…
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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.