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2021 DNR Drought Warning / Rockford Plan Summary On July 16, 2021 the DNR implemented a Drought Warning Phase. This requires all public water suppliers (like the City of Rockford) to implement water reduction measures to…
Congratulations to the 2021 State Champion Rockford Girls H.S. Track Team! Rockford Track Girls team and Coaches: front row left to right: Natasha James, Hannah Moe, Meghan Roggenkamp, Justine Miller, Cassia Cady, Aliyah Robran, Jayden Lark,…
If you are interested the 2020 Financial Audit Report is available for your review: 2020 FINAL Annual Financial Report 2020 FINAL Audit Presentation 2020 FINAL Management Communication
2020 Consumer Confidence Report (Drinking Water) CCR is not being directly mailed to all customers but that a copy is available upon request at City Hall. The CCR reports for past years are available on the…
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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.
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 »