Dovre Township

Member of Minnesota Association of Townships
Representing Grassroots Government

Dovre Township is a township in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,119 at the 2010 census. Dovre Township was organized in 1869, and derives its name from the Dovrefjell mountain range in Norway.

Monthly Meetings
Township board meetings are scheduled for the first Tuesday of the month. If it becomes necessary to reschedule a meeting it will be posted on the bulletin board outside of the town hall.  Dovre Township Supervisors are elected in the November elections.  
Meeting Time: 7:00 pm
Meeting Location: Dovre Town Hall, 3077 Co Road 27 NW, Willmar (NW corner of intersection of Highways 5 and 27).

2015 Newsletter
2016 Newsletter
2017 Newsletter
2018 Newsletter

Dovre Board Chair, Beth Johnston thanks Mark Olson for nearly 20 years of service to Dovre Township.

Dovre Township Annual Meeting
The Dovre Township Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM at the Dovre Town Hall.
The annual meeting, also known as “Township Day,” is always held on the second Tuesday in March at 8:05 pm. This is a day for all township citizens to participate in Grassroots Government. Citizens residing in townships have the privilege, honor and responsibility to participate in the Township Annual Meeting where they will play an active role in setting the level of spending (Levy/Budget) shared by the property taxpayers in the township.

Annual Township Election:
Residents can express their choice in electing their leaders during November elections.
Meeting minutes do not become official until they have been approved by the board at the meeting following month of the minutes. If you would like to request a copy of the township minutes, send the clerk $5 for a hard copy or check the Bulletin Board link on this website.

Mark Olson retired from service to the Dovre Town Board in June, 2019.  Mark Served as township treasurer and as a supervisor for 20 years.  Thanks for your service, Mark!  Best Wishes for your retirement!

Sherry Jean Larson was appointed to Mark's seat on the Board.  Supervisor seats currently held by Marie Ostby and Sherry Jean Larson will be up for election in November, 2020.  Information for filing for election will be on this website and also in the 2020 Township Newsletter.  

Elected Township Officers
Supervisor/Chairman/Road Supervisor: Beth Johnston
Supervisor/Road Supervisor: Glen Arfstrom 
Supervisor: Keith Quale
Supervisor: Marie Ostby
Supervisor: Sherry Jean Larson
Clerk: Pat Jacobs
Treasurer: Teren Novotny
2019 Board of Equalization Meeting: The meeting is scheduled each April 
The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether property in the jurisdiction has been properly
valued and classified by the assessor. If you believe the value or classification of your property is
incorrect, please contact your assessor’s office to discuss your concerns. If you disagree with the value
or classification after discussing it with the assessor, you may appear before the local board of appeal
and equalization. The board will review your assessments and may make corrections as needed.
Generally, you must appeal to the local board before appealing to the county board of appeal and

Chlorate Application Policy
2016 was the final year chlorate was applied at township cost.