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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. 

City Notifications:

January 12th (Thursday)

  6:00 pm Codification Workshop 

     7:00 pm Monthly Council Meeting 

January 16th (Monday)

     City Clerk's Office closed to observe Martin Luther King Jr Day

January 26th (Thursday)

     6:30 pm Strategic Planning Work Session 

Friendly Reminder:

A snowfall of three or more inches within an eight-hour period of time constitutes a snow emergency.

During a snow emergency, please remove all motor vehicles from the streets and public right of ways so the city can plow.

Thank you!

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