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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.



Planning Committee Members

Sandstone Township Board is looking for two residents of the township who would like to become members of the planning committee.

The committee meets on the second Thursday of the month at the North Pine Government Center.

The committee deals with land use in the township and it's a learn as you go position.

Members are compensated for the meeting and travel to and from the meeting.

For more information, contact Ailene Croup - 320-420-1640, or one of the supervisors listed on this page.

Membership is a 3-year commitment. Alternates are expected to attend all meetings to keep up with current agendas. They are also compensated for the meetings and travel.

Membership is by town board appointment.

Sandstone Township Staff

Treasurer Cookie Hansen



Clerk Ailene Croup



Grader operators

- Tom Colsrud

- Gene Kroschel

- Keith Carlson

Planning Committee

- Skip Thomson

- John Pitts

- Chris Nathan

- Vacant

- Maury Peterson

- Don Eaton alt.

MN House Redistricting

The elections page has a link to the House Redistricting map for Pine County.

Sandstone Township Supervisors

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Seat A

Supervisor Gary Hinsch

Term: March 2020 - March 2023

Zoning Supervisor



Seat B

Chair Linda Thomson

Term: March 2021 - March 2024



Seat C

Supervisor Jon Dorau

Term: March 2022 -  March 2025


Upcoming Sandstone Twp. Events

- Filing for Supervisor A seat begins soon and ends in mid-January.

- The town board will hold its regular monthly meeting for January on 1.5.23.

- The town board will hold a special budget meeting in mid-January

- March 14 Township election and Annual Meeting

- Board of Appeal and Equalization will be held April 11, 2023, 7 p.m. at NPGC


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

02 Feb

Sandstone Town Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., North Pine Government Center

06 Feb

Sandstone Township Board may have a quorum of supervisors at the City of Sandstone Fire Report Meeting which will be held at the Fire Hall in, at 7 p.m.

09 Feb

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


Monthly Sandstone Township Board meetings are held the first Thursday of the month, 7 p.m., at North Pine Government Center (NPGC) 1610 Hwy. 23 N., Sandstone, MN 55072. The bulletin board is outside Sandstone Twp. town hall 55044 Poplar Road where notices are posted. They may also be found posted at the Victory Station.

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:


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:

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