Message from Chairman Dorau

Town Board meetings will be held at the NPGC and will comply with the social distancing requirements.

Sandstone Township Supervisors

Seat C

Chairman Jon Dorau

Term: March 2019 -  March 2022


Seat A

Supervisor Gary Hinsch

Term: March 2020 - March 2023

Zoning Supervisor


Seat B

Supervisor Keith Carlson

Term: March 2018 - March 2021


Sandstone Township Staff

Treasurer Cookie Hansen



Clerk Ailene Croup



Grader operators

- Tom Colsrud

- Gene Kroschel

2020 Township Road Review

The township road review was conducted and was a challenge for supervisors this year because of COVID-19. Each supervisor reviewed a section of roads independently because of the governor's social distancing requirement. Their evaluation of the township roads' needs can be viewed in the minutes of the May 7, 2020 meeting minutes.

Pine County's Beacon site will provide information about properties in the township.


Pine County, MN website



Nathan Nelson

District 11 B Representative

Nathan Nelson was elected Representative for District 11B which represents Pine and Kanabec County. His contact information:

Rep. Nathan Nelson (R) District !!B

393 State Office Building

St. Paul, MN 55155




Sandstone Township Roads


Click below for roads and names

Sandstone Twp.

Roads map

Sandstone Twp.

Corresponding road names

Welcome to Sandstone Township

Sandstone Township is one of 33 townships in Pine County. It surrounds the city of Sandstone and is divided north to south by the Kettle River. Interstate 35 also runs north to south through the township. State Highway 123 and Highway 61 also bring visitors and residents to the area.

Pine County Courthouse reopened to walk-in public traffic on June 1.

May 22, 2020

The Pine County Courthouse will open to public walk-in traffic starting June 1st. Offices with walk-in services available include the Auditor, Treasurer, Recorder, Assessor, Zoning, and Solid Waste. For department-specific contact information please visit www.co.pine.mn.us/departments/ or call 320-591-1400.
Courthouse General No.: 1-800-450-7463 or 320-591-1400

Pine County District Court is also open to walk-in traffic starting June 1st. For more information please call (320) 591-1500.
The county continues to offer services remotely. Drop boxes are available at the courthouse and North & South Pine Government Centers. Curbside pickup is also available for some services. Residents are encouraged to call first as an in-person visit may not be necessary. 2

All visitors will be expected to maintain social distancing and abide by other safe practices.
The North Pine Government Center in Sandstone and South Pine Government Center in Pine City are open by appointment only. Please call 320-216-4100 (Sandstone), 320-591- 1570 (Pine City), or 1-800-450-7463 for more information.
If you have general questions on Covid-19 please call the Pine County Public Health Covid – 19 Hotline at 320-591-1690.
As Minnesota reopens, everyone’s help is needed to reduce the spread of Covid-19. Please remember to stay home when sick and keep at least 6 feet apart when in public.

01 Oct.

The Sandstone Township Board  meeting begins at

7 p.m., at the NPGC. Social distancing and the number of people in attendance may be restricted due to  COVID-19 regulations.


Monthly Sandstone Township Board meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at North Pine Government Center (NPGC) 1610 Hwy. 23 N., Sandstone, MN 55072. The bulletin board is outside Sandstone Twp. town hall 44055 Poplar Road where notices are posted. They may also be found posted at Chris' Foods.

The Sandstone Township Planning Committee meets on the third Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., at Sandstone City Hall.

​Sandstone Township's email address is: sandstonetownship@gmail.com

15 Oct.

The Sandstone Township Planning Committee will be meeting at 7 p.m., at Sandstone City Hall.


Assessment and property value tips from the Minnesota Department of Revenue

Phone Assessor Lorri Houtsma

Your appeals can also be brought, by appointment, to the Pine County Board of Equalization.
For an appointment call 320-591-1670.

Mailing address:

Sandstone Township

P.O. Box 564

Sandstone, MN 55072

email address:


This site is the property of Sandstone Township.

Permission to reproduce this site must be requested and approved by the Board of Supervisors.

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