Division of Lands & Minerals


Land for Sale

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Why the DNR sells land

The DNR manages 5.6 million acres of state land, and is continually working to improve its land portfolio by selling lands that no longer meet conservation or recreation needs. These land sales are done in consultation with DNR staff, local government officials and others to ensure the state’s public land base meets the recreational needs of its citizens, continues to provide ecological benefits like clean air and water, supports natural resource-based economies, and maintains habitat for a broad variety of fish and wildlife needs. Dollars from many land sales are strategically reinvested in high-quality land purchases that will fulfill the state’s conservation, recreation, and economic needs into the future.


Public land sale auction

Thank you for your interest in DNR Land Sales. The DNR recently held a public auction in December 2017. The results of the auction are listed below.

Three parcels were not sold at the auction and will be offered Over-the-Counter. 


Over-The-Counter Sales

Instructions: Interested parties should review the property data sheets posted below and the Instructions for Over-The-Counter Land Purchase and Terms and Conditions of Sale.

  1. Houston County: Sale 128076 (40 acres, minimum bid - $112,800) PRICE REDUCED to $85,800
  2. Houston County: Sale 128077 (20 acres, minimum bid - $58,600) PRICE REDUCED to $45,000
  3. Pine County: Sale 158092 (11.6 acres, minimum bid - $24,600)


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Land Sale Web Map

View an interactive map displaying the land sale parcels that are available over-the-counter.
Land Sale Web Map


Auction Results

Big Stone County

Beltrami County

Hubbard County

Koochiching County

Wadena County

St. Louis County

Anoka County

Meeker County

Wabasha County


Land Sale Updates

Subscribe to this webpage for the latest information. You can also call (651) 259-5432, (888) MINNDNR or e-mail min.landsale@state.mn.us for information.


The Mn Dept of Transportation and Dept of Administration also periodically sell surplus property. Click on the links to find out more.