Transportation

Highways
Federal Highways:  US Highway 18
Sate Highways:  Highway 4, 10 & 15
County Blacktops:  B14, B53, B63 run East/West; N26, N28, N40, N57, N60 run North/South

 

Interstates
Interstate 90 (40 miles north of Emmetsburg)
Interstate 35 (72 miles east of Emmetsburg)

 

Airports
General Aviation Airport: 
Emmetsburg Municipal Airport (EGQ) is located on the west side of Emmetsburg. It is a small airport for use of small planes. It has Fuel-100LL, Rotating Beacon, pcc surfaced runway – 13/31 20’ wide x 3,401’ length, turf runway – 17/35 150’ wide x 2,170’ length, Unicom-122.8, NBD-410.00 (EGQ), vor-110.00 (SPW). Call the airport at 712-852-3810.

 

Regional Airports
Fort Dodge Regional Airport (FOD) http://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/department/division.php?fDD=5-23   is located 3 miles north of Fort Dodge.  There are two runways:  One is 6,547 x 150 ft and the other is 5,301 x 100 ft.  Delta Airlines offers 2 non-stop flights daily to Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Mason City Municipal Airport (MCW) www.masoncity.net is located 3 miles west of Mason City.  There are two runways:  One is 6,501 x 150 ft and the other is 5,502 x 150 ft.  Delta Airlines offers 2 non-stop flights daily to Minneapolis/St. Paul.

 

International Airports
Des Moines International Airport (DSM) www.dsmairport.com  is located 3 miles from the business district.  There are two runways:  One is 9003 x 150 ft.; the other is 9001 x 150 ft.  The following airlines serve DSM: AirTran, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways.   Multiple daily flights are provided to major hubs.

Minneapolis International Airport (MSP) www.mspairport.com  is centrally located within a 30 miniute drive of downtown Minneaplis and St. Paul.  has one airfield with four runways and two terminal buildings – the Terminal 1-Lindbergh and Terminal 2-Humphrey -each with adjoining parking ramp facilities.  The following airlines serve MSP:  Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American,, Continental, Delta, Frontier, United, US Airways, Air Tran Airways, Icelandair, Southwest, and Sun Country.  Multiple daily flights are provided to major hubs.

 

Railroads:
Union Pacific (UP) www.up.com runs north/south through Palo Alto County and directly serves West Bend, Rodman, Emmetsburg and Graettinger.
Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern (DM&E) runs east/west through Palo Alto County and directly serves Cylinder, Emmetsburg and Ruthven.

 

Regional Taxi Service:
RIDES (Regional Transit Authority Taxi) is available for individuals or small groups.  Taxi service runs in Emmetsburg from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.  Cost is $2.50 one way.  The taxi only runs in Emmetsburg, however individuals can be transported to/from other communities for medical reasons only.

 

Overnight Delivery Systems:
Available through UPS and FedEx.
UPS - Call 1-800-PICK-UPS® (1-800-742-5877) for more information or visit www.ups.com
FedEx – Call 1-800-463-3339 or visit www.fedex.com

Contact Us

Maureen Elbert,
Executive Director
106 S. Dodge Street
Suite 210
Algona, IA  50511
Ph: 515-295-7979
Fax: 515-295-8873
kcedc@kossuthia.com

Hours:
8:00-5:00 M-Thursday
8:00-2:00 Friday

 

 


 

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