We are open to the public, appointments are preferred but walk-ins are accepted.  Veterans with appointments will take priority, but walk-ins will be seen. 

**A Pine County Veteran Service Officer is now having office hours at the Pine County Courthouse in Pine City every Thursday.  Call to set up an appointment or stop in.  Located in the Health and Human Services department.  

**Have you heard of the new PACT Act signed into law? Go to and search for “PACT Act”.  Need help filing a claim?  Give us a call!

Next Coffee Talk: The topic will be "Claims". 

Thursday April 6th, 2023 in the Pine County Courthouse at 5:30 pm. 


Monday April 10th, 2023 **note the date change** in the Sandstone office at 9:00 am.  

Come join us for great information and camaraderie. Bring your questions - 9 am on the first Monday of the month at the North Pine Government Center: 1602 Hwy 23 North, Sandstone MN and 5:30 pm on the first Thursday of the month at the Pine County Courthouse in Pine City: 635 Northridge Drive NW Pine City MN.

Mission Statement: Pine County Veteran Services provides responsive, timely, accurate and compassionate assistance to Veterans, their dependents and survivors in applying for federal, state and local benefits.   As advocates, we work with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and nationally chartered Veteran Service Organizations to ensure that our veterans and their dependents receive the benefits they have earned through military service.

Services we offer:

  • Benefits Counseling
  • Dependent/Survivor Benefits
  • Disability (Compensation)
  • Claims Preparation, Submission and follow up
  • Dental/Optical Programs
  • And more

Call for an appointment: 320-216-4250

To locate Veteran Service Officers in other counties within the State of Minnesota click here.

Links to Resources

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Pine County Veterans Services

Mindy Sandell
County Veterans Service Officer

Pine County Veterans Department
1602 Hwy 23 North
Sandstone, MN 55072

Hours: 8-4:30 M-F

P: 320-216-4250 or 800-450-7463 ext. 4250
F: 320-216-4254