The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold its annual public land sale, only this year it will be a virtual event.

According to the DNR, this year there are 18 parcels for sale including rural and lakeshore properties, with many recreational opportunities.  The parcels are located in St. Louis, Cook, Cass, Hubbard, Otter Tail, Pine and Wadena counties.

The DNR is offering a sealed bid auction that does not need bidders to be present. Mail in bidding began on Wednesday, October 7, and all sealed bids must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 5.

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Bidders are advised to obtain property data sheets and be familiar with the properties, terms and conditions of sale, and price prior to completing a sealed bid form.

“The DNR is excited to offer a sealed bid public auction with a mechanism to allow online public participation in the presentation of the bid awards, keeping in mind the health and safety of our customers and staff,” said Andrea Johnson, land sale coordinator for the DNR.


The will be an online presentation of bids at on Friday, November 6 at 11:00 a.m.  While participation in the virtual bid opening is not required, pre-registration is required for those wishing to do so.

You can follow the link below to get complete information on this public land sale, including a web map showing where the land is located in each county, instructions on submitting a sealed bid and more.


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