In Lamoni, US 69 makes a sharp turn toward the east. West of Leon, US 69 merges with SH-2. In downtown Leon, US 69 heads north, while SH-2 heads east. East of Lake Ahquabi State Park, US 69 merges with US 65. The two highways continue to head north. At the intersection with SH-5, US 65 heads east concurrent SH-5 and US 69 continues to head north. In Ames, US 69 makes a left turn, then a right turn, and continues heading north. East of Clarion, US 69 briefly merges with SH-3. The two highways soon split with SH-3 heading east and US 69 heading north. Near Garner, US 69 briefly heads west concurrent with US 18, but soons splits off from it and heads north. North of Forest City, US 69 merges with SH-9 and continues heading north. SH-9 soon branches off to the west. Just south of Emmons, US 69 crosses into Minnesota.
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