Ellendale, Minnesota

Ellendale sits 14 miles south of Owatonna, and 16 miles north of Albert Lea at I35 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. 

Phone: (507) 684-2681

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City Hall
106 Sixth Avenue W
PO Box 385
Ellendale, MN 56026

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

Snow Emergencies.

Effective December 16, 2021;

A snowfall of 3 inches or more within an 8 hour period, constitutes a


The emergency shall continue in effect for a period of 24 hours from the end of the snowfall or until snow has been removed from the city's streets. No motor vehicle shall be left parked on any street or public way in the city.

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