top of page
new board with mg_edited.jpg
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.

Recently, Sandstone township's clerk began a search to find the organizational date of the township. The information was necessary for communication with the federal and state government. Click the link below to learn the  your township.

Sandstone Township Supervisors

matt g.jpg

Seat A

Supervisor Matt Gebhart

Term: Appointed until March 2025


Seat B

Chair Linda Thomson

Term: March 2024 - March 2027


Zoning Supervisor


Seat C

Supervisor Jon Dorau

Term: March 2022 -  March 2025


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

- Andrew Rypkema

- Maury Peterson

- Don Eaton alt.


- Scott Trenholm

Culvert Policy

Landowners must purchase and install the minimum of a 15” x 30’ corrugated steel culvert, for their driveways at their own expense. However, if the township damages the culvert when it rebuilds the road, the township will repair and /or replace the culvert as appropriate



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 - 320-279-3513, 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.

Upcoming Sandstone Twp. Updates

-New Zoning Ordinance and living structure permit and accessory structure permit are available on the ZONING/PERMITS page on this website. The culvert policy is on this page.

- Robin Street north of Sandstone is a road Sandstone Twp shares with the city of Sandstone. The city will be responsible for maintenance from April 1, 2024 through March 31, 2025 per the contract which is in odd years the township maintains and the city maintains in the even years.

April 2024

- Thursday, April 4, 2024, 7p.m., regular monthly meeting and reorganizational meeting, North Pine Government Center (NPGC), 1602 Hwy 23 N., in Sandstone.

- Thursday, April 11, 2024, Planning Committee monthly meeting. If there is no business, the committee will not meet. They will meet at North Pine Government Center, 1602 Hwy 23 N., in Sandstone.

- Tuesday, April 16. 2924, 6 p.m.

The township will hold its Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting monthly meeting. They will meet at North Pine Government Center, 1602 Hwy 23 N., in Sandstone.

**Please review the "Assessment and property value tips from the Minnesota Department of Revenue" below. They will help you understand how property is valued for tax purposes.

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:

Mailing address:

Sandstone Township

P.O. Box 564

Sandstone, MN 55072

email address:


Pine County's Beacon site will provide information about properties in the township.

Pine County, MN website

Assessment and property value tips from the Minnesota Department of Revenue


How the assessor estimates your market value

Understanding property taxes

- How to appeal value and classification

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.

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

bottom of page