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 currently has three parcels available for sale. They did not sell at the public auction in December 2017 and are listed below.

The next DNR auction will be in October 2018. The parcels will be announced on this website at least 30 days prior to the auction dates. Additional information about this auction will be shared as it becomes available. 

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
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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

Sold Over-The-Counter

Pine County

  • Sale 158092 (11.6 acres, minimum bid - $24,600) PRICE REDUCED to $19,300. SOLD at $19,300

Wadena County

  • Sale 180073 (40 acres, minimum bid - $62,200) SOLD at $62,000

Auction Results

Big Stone County

  • Sale 106048 (5.25 acres, minimum bid - $13,000); High Bid: $13,000

Beltrami County

  • Sale 104100 (0.31 acres, minimum bid - $2,200); High Bid: $2,200

Hubbard County

  • Sale 129099 (0.86 acres, minimum bid - $24,000); High Bid: $24,000

Koochiching County

  • Sale 136095 (30 acres, minimum bid -$34,000); High Bid: $40,000

St. Louis County

  • Sale 69564 (26.5 acres lakeshore lot, minimum bid - $366,600); No bids

Anoka County

  • Sale 102071 (38.2 acres, minimum bid - $122,600); High Bid: $122,600
  • Sale 102072 (19.98 acres, minimum bid -$24,000); High Bid: $45,000

Meeker County

  • Sale 147090 (6.60 acres, minimum bid - $18,300); High Bid: $33,000
  • Sale 147091 (6.10 acres, minimum bid - $16,900); High Bid: $47,000

Wabasha County

  • Sale 179098 (4.3 acres, minimum bid - $13,200); High Bid: $16,000


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