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Ellendale sits 14 miles south of Owatonna, and 16 miles north of Albert Lea at I-35 and Highway 30 (exit 26).


Named for the wife of C.J. Ives, a railroad president. Ellen Dale was a friend to all who worked the line. A beautiful, prosperous little village, named for the kind and thoughtful Ellen.


Today, Ellendale is a peaceful, community-minded, friendly city—home to more than 600 people—offering a low cost of living, minimal traffic, no city sales tax, updated water and sewer system, and a strong sense of community. 

Office Hours:

Mon, Tues, Thurs:

8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Wed: Closed

Fri: 9:00 am-1:00 pm


Call/e-mail the office to schedule an appointment

Closed on all Federally Recognized Holidays

City Hall:

106 Sixth Avenue W
PO Box 385
Ellendale, MN 56026


(507) 684-2681


City Council Meetings:

The City Council meets the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers at the City Clerk's Office at 106 6th Avenue West

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