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Location and Transportation

Albert Lea is located at the point where two major interstates intersect; I-35 running north and south and I-90 traveling east and west.


Access to these major transportation systems makes it convenient to commute virtually anywhere in the nation, and makes Albert Lea the “Crossroads of the Upper Midwest.” Other highways include U.S. Highways 65 and 69.

Albert Lea’s transportation network offers a variety of today’s necessities. Three railroad lines and seven local/regional trucking firms serve the area. The Albert Lea Airport has local air service including private and charter services. In addition, Albert Lea is 90 minutes or less from the following regional commercial airports: Mason City, Iowa; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Rochester, Minnesota.

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