Sand Hill River Watershed District

Established as the Sand Hill River Drainage and Conservancy District in 1949, it was authorized to function as a watershed district in 1974.  Located in the central part of the Minnesota portion of the Red River of the North basin, the Sand Hill River subbasin is a rectangle about eight miles wide and 55 miles long, covering an area of 484 square miles in Polk County and small portions of Norman and Mahnomen counties.


Established: August 29, 1974


District Phone Number - 218-945-3204
District Fax Number - 218-945-3213

District E-Mail -

District Website -

District Mailing Address - P.O. Box 584, Fertile, MN 56540 

District Meeting - 1st Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. in District Office, 219 North Mill St., Fertile, MN, 56540

District Administrator:
Daniel Wilkens
106 Stephen Drive NE
Fertile, MN 56540
Phone:  218-945-6529

District Attorney:
Dave Hauff, Anderson Bottrell

4132 30th Ave South, Suite 100
Fargo, ND 58106
Phone: 701-235-3300 

District Engineer:
Jeff Langan
208 4th St.
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Phone: 218-681-2951 

Administrative Assistant:
April Swenby
10514 - 440th Street SE
Fertile, MN 56540
Phone: 218-945-3411 

Part of the territory of this District is in Mahnomen and Norman Counties.

District Managers

Roger Hanson, Manager
24112 - 440th St. SW, Beltrami, MN 56517 
County: Polk 
Expires: 05-17-2014
Telephone: 218-926-5770

Phillip Swenson, Treasurer 
4253 340th Avenue , Fertile, MN 56540 
County: Polk 
Expires: 05-17-2012
Telephone: 218-945-6223

Robert Brekke, Jr., Secretary
Box 156, Nielsville, MN 56568 
County: Polk 
Expires: 05-17-2014
Telephone: 218-946-3375
Shop ph: 218-946-2875

Stuart Christian, Chair
39261 Woodside Dr. SE, Erskine, Mn 56535 
County: Polk 
Expires: 05-17-2013
Telephone: 218-687-3570
TDS: 218-945-6021

Scott Balstad, Vice Chair
33393 420th St. SE, Fosston, MN 56542 
County:  Polk
Expires: 05-17-2012
Telephone:  218-435-2173

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