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Not much has changed with the weather (yet). It's unseasonably nice out, and I'm not complaining!   Just a quick note to remind everyone of the upcoming election dates.


March 5th, 2024 will be the Presidential primary elections.

March 12th, 2024 will be the Shafer Township elections.

August 13th, 2024 will be the General Primary elections.
November 5th, 2024 will be the United States General elections.


All of these elections are important, so please come out and vote for your favorite candidates.

If you live in Shafer Township, your polling place is the Shafer Township Hall, located at 18259 St Croix Trail. Every vote counts!

Also, if you've driven by the Shafer Township Hall recently, you may have noticed a couple much needed improvements: 

A local resident donated time and materials to refurbish and update the large sign on the east exterior wall, and it looks great.  Many thanks to this resident. The small sign on Redwing Avenue will also be updated in the near future!

Also, our cold storage addition on the north side of the building is coming along nicely.  This will allow for much easier access to chairs, tables and other equipment used by all during meetings and hall rentals.  Curt Peterson Construction is doing a great job and we are excited for it's completion.



Mark Stovern
Shafer Township Chairman
Shafer Township
18259 St. Croix Trl.
Shafer MN 55074
P: 651-583-2168
C: 612-799-2647

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About Shafer township

Shafer Township is located in southeast Chisago County, bordered to the east by the city of Taylors Falls and the St. Croix River, which is the MinnesotaWisconsin border. The city of Shafer is in the southwest part of the township but an administratively separate entity. The unincorporated community of Palmdale is in the north.

U.S. Highway 8 follows most of the southern boundary of the township, turning northeast to travel to Taylors Falls, then across the river to St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, and leading west to Lindstrom and Chisago City. State Highway 95 (MN 95) crosses the north part of the township, passing through Palmdale and leading southeast to Taylors Falls and northwest to North Branch.

Notice of March 2024 Election Dates

WHAT:  The 2024 Presidential Primary Election

WHEN: Tuesday, March 5th, 2024

             7:00 am - 8:00 pm

WHAT:  2024 Shafer Township Election

WHEN: Tuesday, March 12th, 2024 

             10:00 am - 8:00 pm

       *Annual meeting to immediately follow*

Additional Election information is available at:

Voting & Election Information | Chisago County, MN - Official Website (


Minnesota Secretary Of State - Presidential primary



The 2024 Budget and Finance meeting will be held on Monday, February 26th at 6:00 pm at the Shafer Town Hall.

                           Please join us!         



The March meeting will be held on Thursday, March 14th at 7:00 pm at the Shafer Town Hall.

                           Please join us!         

NEW FOR 2024!

Do you have great landscape or seasonal activity photos of Shafer Township? Would you like to see your photos featured on our website? Submit your photos in jpeg or png format to:  Submitted photos will be randomly selected and changed throughout the year.  


Are you planning something special? We rent our townhall for special events! If you are planning a graduation party, family reunion, wedding reception, meeting or other special event - please give us a call or contact us using the button below.  Perfect sized indoor facility with A/C, kitchenette, tables, chairs and restrooms.  Shelter, children's playground, charcoal grills, basketball hoop and porta-potty available outside if the weather permits, too!

For availability please contact our Township Clerk, Faith Lichtscheidl at: 

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