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


Sandstone Township Staff

Treasurer Cookie Hansen



Clerk Ailene Croup



Grader operators

- Tom Colsrud

- Gene Kroschel

- Keith Carlson

- Sandstone Township received the first half of the American Rescue Plan Act funds. The board has been deliberating on how best to use the funds to benefit as many residents as possible. The township will receive the second half a year of the funds in  2022. They will have until 2024 to spend it.

- The planning committee is working on the township's zoning ordinance and will be making changes and updates to the document. The last update was in May of 2020. This will be a broader look at the document and more comprehensive changes.

- Sandstone Township is finishing up graveling roads and cutting brush for the 2021 season. 


Seat B

Linda Thomson

Term: March 2021 - March 2024

2021 Township Road Review


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.

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.


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

07 Oct.

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

14 Oct.

The Sandstone Township Planning Committee Meeting meeting at 7 p.m., at North Pine Government Center


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 second Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., at North Pine Government Center.

​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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