The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will soon hosting another land sale, featuring a total of 11 properties that will be available via an online auction.

All 11 properties will be up for auction beginning Thursday, December 1. The lands for sale include lakeshore in Itasca and St. Louis counties and rural, vacant land in Wadena County.

The St. Louis County lakeshore property, which is Property #69242, is 6.0 acres south of Eveleth, Minnesota in Fayal Township. Here's the Minnesota DNR description:

The site contains approximately 780 feet of frontage on St. Mary's Lake, a non-meandered lake. A significant portion of the site is low and wet, and is wooded with mature red pine, birch and hardwoods. Due to the low nature of the much of the shoreline, and the setbacks requirements, the most likely building site is on the non-lakeshore portion of the property between St. Mary's Ct. Rd and Miller Trunk Road. There is easy access to the property of Hwy 53 and lots of outdoor recreational opportunities including golf and bike, ski, snowmobile and OHV’s trails.

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The surrounding land use is listed as seasonal and permanent lake homes, agriculture and Eveleth-Virginia airport.

The minimum bid is $77,500, with a minimum payment equal to 10 percent of the high bid amount due within ten days from the date of the award. This and all Minnesota DNR properties in this sale are sold as is.

Online bidding runs from Thursday, December 1 through Wednesday, December 14. In order to participate, you must first register for an account with MinnBig.org, which is the State of Minnesota’s Surplus Services auction website.

The DNR notes that Minnesota is the largest landowner in the state with the DNR managing 5.6 million acres of its land. Continually working to improve the public land through strategic land asset management, the DNR regularly evaluates the state’s land holdings, looking for ways to improve conservation, recreation, and economic opportunities.

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