Helpful Links



  East Central Regional Library- Sandstone

Sunday- closed, Monday- closed, Tuesday- 10:00-5:00, Wednesday- 12:00-5:00, Thursday- 10:00-7:00, Friday- 12:00-5:00, Saturday- 9:00-12:00

(320) 245-2270
106 Main St
PO Box 599
Sandstone, MN 55072

  Old Hwy 61

Discover the Fun on Old Hwy 61!

Discover the Fun on Old Hwy 61 is the reclaiming of the original
U.S. Route 61 as it winds through Chisago, Pine and Carlton Counties in east central Minnesota.

  Central Minnesota Council on Aging

In partnership with public and private organizations, CMCOA helps older adults age successfully by building community capacity, advocating for aging issues, maximizing service effectiveness, and linking people with information.

2021-2022 Senior Housing & Services Guide- To receive a free copy, call the Senior LinkAge Line at 800-333-2433 or email

  Paying for Senior Care strives to be the most complete, up-to-date, and reliable source of simple and easy-to-access information about financial resources for seniors and their loved ones on the internet.


The mission at is to help the elderly and their families fully understand the cost of long-term care and the programs that can provide financial support. They have an online database of tools, references, and articles that cover topics like available care options and resources for senior residents of Minnesota. You can review their guides here:

  Arrowhead Transit

Arrowhead Transit is public transportation.  There are no age or income guidelines.... anyone can ride the bus.  Pick ups can be arranged and all buses are handicap accessible.  The drivers also undergo extensive training. 

For information on routes or cost please call 866-682-2154 or check out the brochures to the left.  (Brochures are in adobe and will open up in new screen) 

Arrowhead Transit is operated by AEOA, 702 3rd Ave S, Virginia, MN 55792

To download adobe reader:

  Affordable Health Insurance provides easy-to-understand guides that walk readers step by step through the multiple options provided by Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance for people recently unemployed, including critical information like costs, and financial assistance.


  Jefferson Lines

Affordable Bus Tickets to Your Favorite Destinations    Including a stop in Sandstone, MN. 

Jefferson Lines has been Your #1 Bus Experience for 100 Years. We provide daily bus service to 14 states across America’s Heartland with affordable prices and convenient schedules. Through partnerships with other bus companies, we connect you to thousands of destinations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. We also provide charter services for a variety of group travel in the Minneapolis, MN and Billings, MT areas. We have the experience, professional drivers, and comfortable coaches to provide you or your group with an enjoyable experience. If you’re looking for affordable and convenient bus travel, look no further than Jefferson Lines. Start planning your trip, buy bus tickets, or request a free online charter quote today!

  Ruby's Pantry

Ruby’s Pantry is “a hand up, not a hand out.” In reality, people feel good helping the organization with a small financial contribution. Participants receive an abundance of food. Often the families will leave with over $100 or more worth of groceries.

When you arrive at a distribution for the first time you will need to register and then sign in. This is a simple registration that requires no documentation. After the first time you will need to simply sign in. The $20 is paid first, then your registration form is handed in/signed in and you will be given a number.


Minnesota National Guard Pine City Armory
1305 Main Street S, Pine City, MN 55063
Hosted By: Ruby's Pantry

Day & Hours: 
4th Thursday of the Month 
Doors open at 4:30 pm
Distribution 5:00-6:30 pm

You can preregister a time through the following link:
There is a $1 processing fee for this (total cost $21)

  Family Pathways

Family Pathways is hope.

We have been committed to standing by the side of our neighbors since 1978. We’ve done this by working together with partners, individuals, businesses, organizations, and faith communities who are passionate about their communities.

Over the past four decades, we’ve adapted to the needs of the communities we serve in the City of Forest Lake; Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine Counties in Minnesota and Polk County in Wisconsin.


Services: Aging services, youth program, supervised visitation, domestic violence and sexual support and shelter, and hunger relief.

  Family Pathways Food Shelves

Food Shelves

Help is available short term or on-going once per month
Fresh produce is available weekly
Client choice shopping means people shop for what their family needs and can use
Appointments are recommended however, walk-ins are welcome
Adults are asked to bring a piece of current mail and a photo ID
Optional referral to other eligible services is available

Sandstone Food Shelf

Fax: (320) 245-2485
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 9:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday – 9:00am-6:00pm
Thursday – 9:00am-6:00pm
Friday – Closed
Saturday – 9:00am-Noon

  Credit Report Reviews

The team of researchers, headed by industry expert Cliff Brody, dedicated hundreds of hours examining and evaluating 20 different credit reporting companies. Based on a number of data points, we were able to narrow that list down leaving us with 10 standout programs to review in detail. Our research team conducted a thorough review of each of those options and evaluating over 51 different features. The end result is a data-driven and non-biased guide.