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Welcome to Shafer Township. Working together for a Better Future

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Happy Fall everyone,


I hope everyone had a safe and successful deer hunt, and a great Thanksgiving shared with loved ones. 

The temps have been dropping and winter is fast approaching.  Your Township crew has been busy working to get everything ready for the winter season and snow plowing. 

We have a couple of projects to get finished before the snow flies.  We will also be spending the winter months discussing upcoming projects and preparing for those to start next Spring.

Again, if you encounter our equipment and work team, please give them additional room and a friendly wave as they are working to make things better for all of us.

Stay warm and safe and as always, if you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact me.


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

Notice of Special Meeting

Date: December 7, 2023

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Shafer Township Hall

The Shafer Township Board of Directors will hold a special meeting on December 7, 2023 at 5:00 pm at the Shafer Township Hall. 

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and vote on available options to construct a turnaround and driveway accesses on 320th Street, west of Ranch Trail.  320th Street is a dead end Township road.  Private property has been used for a turnaround in the past, which is no longer an option.



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

                           Please join us!         

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.


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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