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

Seat C

Chairman Jon Dorau

Term: March 2019 -  March 2022


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Seat A

Supervisor Gary Hinsch

Term: March 2020 - March 2023

Zoning Supervisor



Seat B

Linda Thomson

Term: March 2021 - March 2024

Sandstone Township Staff

Treasurer Cookie Hansen



Clerk Ailene Croup



Grader operators

- Tom Colsrud

- Gene Kroschel

- Keith Carlson

2021 Township Road Review

Sandstone Township Road Review was conducted on May 8, 2021. Two supervisors attended the review along with grader operator and maintenance staff Gene Kroschel The evaluation of the township's road needs can be viewed in the minutes of the May 8, 2021 meeting minutes, after they have received board approval.


Sandstone Township expects to receives American Rescue Plan Act funds in the near future. the board has been deliberating on how best to use the funds and benefit as many residents as possible. The township will receive half the funds in 2021 and the second half a year later in 2022. They will have until 2024 to spend util


Thanks for serving

Keith Carlson (left) served on the Sandstone Township Board from 2009 to 2021. Chairman Jon Dorau (right) and Supervisor Gary Hinsch (center) presented a certificate of achievement to Carlson for his 12 years of service to the township.


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 residents who wish to attend board meetings but would like to have the meeting teleconferenced, due to COVID, may contact the clerk who will set up a teleconference with information to join the meeting.

To have the meeting teleconferenced, call 320-420-1640 at least two days prior to the monthly meeting.

Regular board meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at the North Pine Government Center at 7 p.m.

Sandstone Township Roads


Click below for roads and names

Sandstone Twp.

Roads map

Sandstone Twp.

Corresponding road names

03 June

The Sandstone Township Board will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m., at Pine County Government Center in Sandstone, MN.

17 June

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

15 June

The Sandstone Township Board may have a quorum of supervisors at the 5 p.m. meeting at North Pine Government Center in Sandstone. the meeting is being hosted by the county board to discuss the American Rescue Plan Act Funds.


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


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

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