Message from Chairman Dorau
Town Board meetings will be held at the NPGC and will comply with the social distancing requirements.
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 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
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 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.
Pine County's Beacon site will provide information about properties in the township.
Pine County, MN website
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
The Sandstone Township Board is scheduled to hold its regular monthly meeting beginning at 7 p.m., at the NPGC. Social distancing and the number of people in attendance may be restricted due to COVID-19. Please watch for updates.
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 last Thursday of the month, 6 p.m., at the North Pine Center
Sandstone Township's email address is:
The Sandstone Township Planning Committee is scheduled to hold its regular monthly meeting beginning at 6 p.m., at the NPGC. Social distancing and the number of people in attendance may be restricted due to COVID-19. Please watch for updates.
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.