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Aberdeen Life

Life is Good in Aberdeen!

Aberdeen has a population of approximately 25,000 people and is located in the northeast region of South Dakota. The city of Aberdeen was nicknamed the "Hub City" because it served as an important intersection for many busy railroad lines in the early to mid 1900s. Over time, the "Hub City" has grown into a diverse, regional trade center with service and manufacturing industries, attractive retail shopping venues, superb convention facilities, great schools, a private college, a state university and two major medical centers serving the area. In 2008 the city of Aberdeen received the Governor's Community of the Year Award for job growth and business development.

The Aberdeen plant site is approximately a five and one half hour drive west of the 3M Center in St. Paul, MN. Aberdeen is a three-hour drive south of Fargo, North Dakota, and is a three-hour drive southeast of Bismark, ND, and is a three-hour drive north of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Closest Cities of Interest:

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN: 284 miles
Sioux Falls, SD: 205 miles
Fargo, ND: 188 miles
Bismark, ND: 202 miles

Education (Colleges and Universities):

Northern State University (
Presentation College (

Health Care:

Avera St. Lukes Medical Center (
Aberdeen Orthopedic Surgical Center
United Health Clinic
Sanford Health Clinic

Recreation: (Parks, trails, hunting, fishing, golf, camping, pools, physical fitness, etc)

Parks, Recreation & Forestry Deptartment
Aberdeen Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Hunting and Fishing
South Dakota game, fish and parks
Richmond Lake
Mina Lake
Lee Park golf course
Moccasin Creek Country Club
Wylie Park & Land of Oz
Aberdeen YMCA
Aquatic Center


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