Welcome to the City of Rogers!

Whether you are a resident, visitor, or business, we invite you to join us and experience what it means to be a part of the Rogers community.

OUR COMMUNITY.

Scroll Down To Learn More About Our Early History, Rogers Today, and Our Community!

 
 
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Early History

Settlement in 1854 by European immigrants brought about major changes in the landscape of what is now Rogers. Originally, as part of the "Big Woods", the areas was heavily timbered with oak, elm, basswood, ash, and maple.Large areas of marshland also existed. As settlers arrived, the woods were cleared and the land was tilled for farmstead construction and crop production.

Early on, small trade centers, known as hamlets, emerged in Hassan Township to serve the needs of the settlers. The hamlet of Hassan was first settled in 1854 and then organized in 1860 along Territorial Road in Section 21. Between 1854 and 1881, Hassan contained a clustering of houses, a post office, St. John's Episcopal Church, a school and a town hall. Today, an altered school, a church and Hassan town hall remain. Although not the earliest settlement, Fletcher, originally named St. Walburga by German immigrants, has become the most notable. It stands at the intersection of Territorial Road and County Road 116 (Fletcher Lane) in Rogers. Fletcher is considered to be the "finest example of a traditional crossroads hamlet in Hennepin County" and is eligible to become a historic district by the Minnesota Historical Society.

Territorial Road crosses over a series of ridges, including a section that includes the highest point in Hennepin County. It was authorized by the Territorial Legislature in 1855 and identified as the "first legitimate outlet" for this section of Hennepin County. Through the years, it became a major transportation route for Hassan Township and surrounding communities "because it was maintained and it provided relatively easy access to Minneapolis markets." (Hennepin History Museum; 1995).

 
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Rogers Today

Rogers is a vibrant, growing suburban community in Hennepin County and the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. In its early days, Rogers benefitted from the expansion of the railroad to spur growth and industry, and draw people to the rich, productive land and the beauty of the surrounding natural landscapes – thereby forming the foundation of the community.

Today, transportation remains an important factor drawing people and industry to Rogers. The community enjoys the benefits of its unique location at the intersection of two regional roadway systems – Interstate 94 (I-94) and Trunk Highway 101 (TH 101) – that connect the community to employment centers and amenities of the Twin Cities and the recreational destinations of northern Minnesota.

Situated as a key gateway between the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota, Rogers delivers the best combination of urban services and amenities with rich rural landscapes and wide open natural areas, and an abundance of parks and recreational destinations. This has made Rogers a hub for business and distribution, and an attractive community for raising families, as is evidenced by the community being named, in 2013, as the “Best Place to Raise Kids in Minnesota” by Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Rogers is home to four schools in Independent School District 728, the eighth-largest district in Minnesota. Those four schools include: Hassan Elementary School, Rogers Elementary STEM Magnet School, Rogers Middle School and Rogers High School. Rogers High School consistently ranks among the state’s highest in academic achievement, as well as its state-award winning music, athletic, drama and academic-based club programs, and nationally recognized Culinary Arts and DECA programs.

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Source: Current U.S. Census Bureau Decennial Census, Metropolitan Council Annual Estimates, and Metropolitan Council Forecasts Data

 
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Our Community

The City of Rogers prides itself in being a growing community with a small town feel. Our population is forecasted to grow to approximately 18,400, by the year 2030, according to the Metropolitan Council. Many different types of residential options are currently available with new developments to come in the near future. In addition to residential developments, schools, great local restaurants, and businesses available in the city, city staff across all departments (administration, finance, fire, information systems, recreation, planning, police, public works, and wines and spirits) work hard to offer a variety of amenities and services to meet the needs of residents and guests.

Recreation

Looking for recreational programs to get involved with, park facilities and fields to rentfun family events such as movie nights in the park, meeting spaces for rental (community roomactivity room), community gardenssenior programs, a farmers market to buy fresh produce and more, parks to enjoy, or the Rogers Activity Center? Click on one of the many links to find out more information or visit the recreation page.

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Important Places

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The Rogers Veteran’s Memorial will eternally provide veterans, their families, and our community a place to reflect and remember the service and sacrifices that have been made, and continue to be made to protect our freedom.

Veterans Memorial

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the downtown area consists of long-standing restaurants, businesses, and the Rogers senior center. It is known for its historic value and central location within the city. The annual parade runs down Main Street through Downtown Rogers.

Downtown Rogers