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Sandstone is a city in Pine County, Minnesota, United States, along the Kettle River. The population was 2,849 at the 2010 census.Interstate 35 and Minnesota State Highways 18 and 23 are three of the main routes in the community.Banning State Park is nearby.HistoryOriginally the Village of Fortuna was platted by W. A. Porter and incorporated on May 19, 1857. It was originally platted at the junction of the Point Douglas to Superior Military Road and Kettle River. Fortuna served as the county seat for Buchanan County, Minnesota. By 1887, it had 200 residents. Just north of Fortuna, the Village of Sandstone was platted in June 1887 and incorporated on September 28, 1887. On April 14, 1920, the villages of Fortuna and Sandstone merged and re-incorporated as the City of Sandstone.The city's name in the Ojibwe language is Asinikaaning, meaning "At the quarrying place" due to the sandstone quarry located at the edge of the city.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.43sqmi, of which 5.26sqmi is land and 0.17sqmi is water.
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