Message from Chairman Dorau
Vote on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.
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.
Sandstone Township polls will be open for voting at Cross Church /Senior Center in Sandstone Nov. 3, 2020, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sandstone Township Supervisors
Chairman Jon Dorau
Term: March 2019 - March 2022
Supervisor Gary Hinsch
Term: March 2020 - March 2023
Supervisor Keith Carlson
Term: March 2018 - March 2021
Sandstone Township Staff
Treasurer Cookie Hansen
Clerk Ailene Croup
- 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
Absentee ballots must be received by 3 p.m., Nov. 3, 2020, at the Pine County Courthouse to be counted in this election.
Oct. 30, 2020
Good Morning All,
Last night, the US Court of Appeals overturned a Minnesota Court’s decision to require all absentee ballots to be counted until November 10th as long as they are postmarked by November 3rd. What this means: in order to be counted, ballots must be received by 3:00pm on Election Day, November 3, 2020. The information the voters received with their ballots was the MN Court’s decision, so voters may think they have more time, but they do not.
If voters have not mailed their ballot already, we would advise them not to mail it at this point due to this court decision, they should physically deliver it to the Courthouse. There is a drop box directly outside the building across from the main entrance. A single voter may deliver their own ballot, plus three others.
Please make sure to spread the word. We have sent a press release to all Pine County news outlets, I am doing an interview on WCMP in just a little bit, and it is all over the regular television news, but the more of us that know about this change the better, as it always seems like someone is missed in the messaging.
Let me know if you have questions.
Pine County Auditor-Treasurer
Note: Township polling places cannot accept absentee ballots. They must be delivered to the courthouse in Pine City by 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. However, Sandstone Township residents may vote at Cross Church, if they have not delivered a ballot to the courthouse or have not voted at the courthouse.
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
Teleconference Information for Nov. 5, 2020
Sandstone Township residents may access the regular November 2020 monthly meeting of the Sandstone Township Board using the information below.
November 2020 regular w/teleconference test
Thu, Nov 5, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)
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Sandstone Township residents may cast their vote at Cross Church between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.
The Sandstone Township Board will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m., at Pine County Government Center in Sandstone, MN.
The Sandstone Township Planning Committee will be meeting at 7 p.m., at Sandstone City Hall.
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:
P.O. Box 564
Sandstone, MN 55072
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.