Dovre Township


Ballot Question:  Sale Of Intoxicating Liquor In Dovre Township On Sundays
"Shall Dovre Township authorize the County of Kandiyohi to issue licenses for on-sale and off-sale of intoxicating liquors on Sunday?"

Background info

While townships do not issue liquor licenses, township boards have some control over whether retail liquor licenses can be issued within the township and conditions that may be placed on the licensee by the county

A. Town Board Consent Required A county may not issue a retail license to sell any alcoholic beverages within a town unless the town board consents to the issuance.Retail includes any sale for consumption. This means it is possible for a town to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages within the town by refusing to consent to the licenses. There are other restrictions on a county’s issue of liquor licenses as well. For example, a county containing an urban town may not issue an off-sale license to an exclusive liquor store and a county that contains a non-urban town may not issue a combination off-sale and on-sale license, unless the town board adopts a resolution supporting the issuance of the license. Additionally, a county may not issue an off-sale intoxicating liquor license unless a public hearing is held on the issue.
B. Referendum In all but one instance, a vote of the town electors is not required before the board decides whether to consent to a license. The exception is the general vote on the issue of on-sale Sunday sales liquor licenses.  A county may not issue an on-sale Sunday sales intoxicating liquor license to establishments in a town unless the electors have authorized it to do so. The question of authorization must be submitted by ballot to the electors at the town election.  A special election may not be called to ask this question. If a majority of those voting vote yes, general authorization exists for the county to issue on-sale Sunday sales licenses. However, because it is a retail license, consent by the town board would still be required for each license. Once elector authorization is given, subsequent license requests are not submitted to a vote of the people.

Glen Rose Meadow View Homes 2nd Addition Subdivision Hearing Notice
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the Dovre Township will hold a public hearing on July 30, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter.

The application for development of this property requires a public hearing for a preliminary plat.  The property is located on the south side of 47th Ave NE, and the legal description is Lot 1, Block 1 ROSE GLEN MEADOW VIEW HOMES 2ND ADDITION.
Please click on the below links to view information provided by the applicant.

Letter from Attorney Cletus Frank on behalf of Lowell Teiszen (applicant) to Dovre Township Board
Proposed Plat - Rose Glen Meadow View Homes 2nd Addition
Storm Water Report
Rose Glen Meadow Topographic Map
Rose Glen Meadow View Original Plat 1959.
Rose Glen Jan 2019 Subdivision Plat - Daryl Nielson
Rose Glen Meadow Covenants

The Dovre Township Planning and Zoning Administrator has provided a memo in response to the application for consideration by the Dovre Township Planning and Zoning Commission.  Please click on the below link to view the memo.

Memo of Dovre Township Planning and Zoning Administrator for Glen Rose Meadow Subdivision

Because of the COVID-19 situation the hearing will be held electronically utilizing ZOOM.  If you would like to attend the meeting please email Chairperson Sherry Larson at or call 320-262-6783 to receive the link to attend via computer video or via a telephone connection.  

Instructions for joining a ZOOM meeting

If you would like to provide written comments or have questions, please contact Marie Ostby 320-235-2070,

Audio of 7-30-2020 Rose Glen Meadow hearing link

Election News


Voting information 
Voting will be available from 7 am to 8 pm at the Dovre Town Hall for the Primary on August 11,2020 and also the General Election on November 3, 2020.

We will be praciting social distancing voting.  Wearing a mask and bringing your own pen to use will also be helpful as we try to be as safe as possible. 

If you wish to vote absentee,  the absentee ballot applications can be found at  Applications can also be obtained at the Kandiyohi County Office Building in Willmar.  There is a box with applications and for drop off on the east side parking lot.  You can also call the office to request than an application be mailed to you.  

Dovre Board of Supervisor Openings
Dovre Township will elect three supervisors in 2020.
Seat C is a six year term from January 2021 to December 2026
Seat D is a four year term from January 2021 to December 2024
Seat B is a two year term from January 2021 to December 2022
The filing period is July 28th to August 10th.
Candidates should file an application with the clerk, indicate which seat they are running for and pay a $2 filing fee.
The election will be at the General Election in November of 2020. 

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

Past 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 9, 2021 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. 

Beth Johnson resigned from the board in January 2020.  

Kim Larson was appointed to Beth's seat on the Board.  

Supervisor seats currently held by Marie Ostby, Kim Larson 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: Sherry Jean Larson
Supervisor/Road Supervisor: Glen Arfstrom 
Supervisor/Road Supervisor: Keith Quale
Supervisor: Marie Ostby
Supervisor: Kim Larson
Clerk: Pat Jacobs
Treasurer: Teren Novotny
 2021 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

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