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Welcome to Lynden Township

Lynden Township is located in the southeastern corner of Stearns County, Minnesota, bordered by the Mississippi River to the North and the Clearwater River to the East. Although rural and agricultural by nature, Lynden Township is considered a progressive area with an increasing population and growing business community. Lynden Township measures 25.5 square miles (1.6 is water) and as of April 2021, is home to 1,842 people and 712 households. The proximity to I-94 and MN Highway 24 makes Lynden Township a good location for light industrial manufacturing, as is evidenced by the growing industrial parks that line the freeway corridor.
The township is home to many lakes, rivers and creeks and is host to a number of different recreation opportunities, including two campgrounds, a groomed snowmobile trail, and Warner Lake County Park which includes a swimming beach, summer hiking, and winter cross-country ski trails. A cooperative agreement with other municipalities provides library service to the area. A bicycle / recreation trail that will eventually link the Beaver Island Trail in St. Cloud with the City of Clearwater, also runs through Lynden Township.
Because of its unique location, it is served by three post offices from the cities of Clearwater, South Haven and St. Cloud, two fire departments from the cities of Clearwater and Annandale, and multiple school districts including St. Cloud, Annandale and Kimball.

New to the township? Have questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page by clicking this link: FAQs


Photo of Bunt Lake – Courtesy of Eduardo Martinez-Yrizar, Lynden Township Resident

Latest Lynden Township News and Public Notices

The next scheduled recycling pickup is Friday, December 2. For a complete recycling calendar and detailed information click here.


The next monthly meeting will occur Monday, December 5. Agenda information is posted the Thursday before and is available here. Facebook Viewing information is posted on this site.  Persons wishing to comment to items on the agenda should submit written comments by email to clerk@lyndentownship.net, submit written comments via the drop box at the town hall, mail written comments to Lynden Township Clerk, 20517 Woodbine Rd, Clearwater MN 55320 or attend the meeting in person.

All public notices are posted here on the home page, posted on the bulletin board outside the town hall and
published in the Patriot NewsMN.


Posted 10/23/2022

The Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday November 30th at the following locations for site visits and convene at the Town Hall afterwards:

4:30pm – Anderson Trucking
5:00pm – Bischoff, Stearns County Parks Department
5:30pm – Townhall


Posted 11/08/2022 This Position has now been filled.
Posted 10/16/2022
Interested in becoming a member of the Lynden Township Planning Commission?  There is one position open on the Lynden Township Planning Commission.  If interested please email your information along with why you are interested to our Planning Administrator, James Kantor at James.kantor@lyndentownship.net.  Subject line: Planning Commission Position.


Posted 10/16/2022
Notice of Public Accuracy Test for the General Election.  Notice is hereby given that the Public Accuracy Test of the DS200 ballot counter and the Omniballot assistive voting device for Lynden Township, to be used for the November 8, 2022 General Election, will be conducted at the Lynden Township Hall, 21367 County Road 44, Clearwater, MN beginning at 9:00 a.m. on October 26, 2022.  The Public Accuracy Test is open to the public.


Posted 9/25/2022
Interested in becoming a member of the Lynden Township Planning Commission?  There is one position open on the Lynden Township Planning Commission.  If interested please email your information along with why you are interested to our Planning Administrator, James Kantor at James.kantor@lyndentownship.net.  Subject line: Planning Commission Position.


Posted 9/8/2022
The town board will conduct their semi-annual road tour September 20th. They will convene at 1PM at the town hall. If you are interested in attending the road tour or have any issues to share, please come to the town hall at 1PM on September 20th or email Dennis Niemi (the supervisor who manages roads). dennis.niemi@lyndentownship.net


Posted 8/3/2022
Absentee Voting Locations for 2022 August Primary. Randy Schreifels, Stearns County Auditor-Treasurer, announces beginning Tuesday, August 2, 2022 Stearns County residents will have more options available to vote in-person. This seven day period is an opportunity for absentee voters to directly input their ballot into the ballot tabulator. More Information can be found here.


Posted 7/26/2022
Stearns County Soil and Water Hosting Free Private Well Testing Event.  Information can be found here


Posted 7/18/2022
Notice is hereby given that the Public Accuracy Test of the DS200 ballot counter and the Omniballot assistive voting device for Lynden Township, to be used for the August 9, 2022 State Primary Election, will be conducted at the Lynden Township Hall, 21367 County Road 44, Clearwater, MN beginning at 5:00 p.m. on July 27th, 2022.  The Public Accuracy Test is open to the public.


Posted 6/6/2022
Notice: Two or more Supervisors will be attending the Couri and Ruppe Legal Seminar at Albertville MN City Hall on June 22, 2022


Posted 5/24/2022
Township Clean Up will be held Saturday June 11th from 8AM – 11AM at the Clearwater Township Hall and maintenance facility south of Clearwater on Highway 24. NOTE: this is a change from past years so please read carefully.  ID’s required. Fees will be incurred. Full details are available by clicking this Township Clean Up Day – 2022


Posted 5/24/2022
Interested in becoming a member of the Lynden Township Planning Commission?  There is one position open on the Lynden Township Planning Commission.  If interested please email your information along with why you are interested to our Planning Administrator, James Kantor at James.kantor@lyndentownship.net.  Subject line: Planning Commission Position.


Posted 5/3/2022
A Working Session will be held on Tuesday, May 17 at 1:00 p.m. at the Lynden Township Hall, 21367 Co Rd 44, for the purposes of reviewing a possible feedlot ordinance and considering implementation.  Two or more Supervisors will be in attendance at this meeting.


Posted 4/6/2022
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING,  The Lynden Township Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 6:00 PM at the Lynden Town Hall, 21367 County Road 44, Clearwater MN 55320 to consider a variance application submitted by Donald Hagmann. The variance seeks to bring in to compliance the garage setback from the road centerline. A Sixty-three (63) foot setback is required by Stearns County Ordinance #439, Section 9.9.9, adopted by reference within Lynden Township Ordinance #7. The subject property(s) is ID #19.10204.0000, further described as: .21 A. FR .21 A. of Gov Lot 1 Known as Tract 4, within Section 06, Township 121, Range 027.  The subject property address is 927 Belview Road, South Haven MN  55382.  If you are unable to attend, written comments can be sent to Jenny Schmidt, Lynden Township Clerk, 20517 Woodbine Rd., Clearwater MN 55320 or emailed to clerk@lyndentownship.net


Posted 4/5/2022
The town board will conduct their semi-annual road tour May 10. They will convene at 1PM at the town hall. If you are interested in attending the road tour or have any issues to share, please come to the town hall at 1PM on May 10 or email Dennis Niemi (the supervisor who manages roads). dennis.niemi@lyndentownship.net


Posted 3/15/2022
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Appeal and Equalization for Lynden Township will meet on April 12, 2022, 6:00 – 6:30 p.m, at Lynden Township Hall, 21367 County Road 44, Clearwater, MN 55320.  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 the Stearns County Assessor’s office to discuss your concerns.  If you disagree with the valuation and classification after discussing it with your 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 equalization.


Posted 3/10/2022
Congratulations to Supervisor Tom Plaggerman who was re-elected to another 3 year term and to Clerk Jenny Schmidt who was re-elected to another two year term. More information can be found here


Posted 3/8/2022
The Town Board will meet on March 17 at 6:00 p.m. for its Reorganizational meeting.


Posted 3/8/2022
Notice: Supervisors Dennis Niemi and Tom Plaggerman will be attending the MAT – LTAP Gravel Road maintenance and design – March 16, Willmar MN


Posted 2/9/2022
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS.  Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Lynden Township, County of Stearns, State of Minnesota, the annual election of town officers and the annual meeting will be held Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at the Lynden Township Town Hall, 21367 Co. Rd. 44, Clearwater, MN 55320. In the case of inclement weather, the meeting and election may be postponed until the third Tuesday, March 15, 2022.  The election poll hours will be from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (per Resolution 2014-02) at which time the voters will elect One (1) Supervisor for a three term; and One (1) clerk for a two year term. The Annual Meeting will commence at 8:15 p.m. to conduct all necessary business as prescribed by law.  Social Distancing and masks or face shields will be required.  The Board of Canvass will meet on March 9, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. to certify the official election results.


Posted 2/9/2022
Notice of Public Accuracy Test of Voting Machines.  To the qualified voters of Lynden Township, County of Stearns, an open meeting will be held  on Monday, February 28, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. for an Accuracy Test  of the AutoMARK Voting Machine at the Lynden Township Hall, 21367 County Road 44, Clearwater, MN 55320


Posted 2/7/2022
A Working Session will be held on Tuesday, February 15 at 1:00 p.m. at the Lynden Township Hall, 21367 Co Rd 44, for the purposes of reviewing the current Ordinance #12: Road and Right of Way Specifications and considering changes to include costs of correction and other updates.  Two or more Supervisors will be in attendance at this meeting.


 




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