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.

Fall 2018 Land Sale

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will offer approximately 16 parcels in three public oral bid auctions in October and November of 2018. The properties include unimproved recreational land in Beltrami, Benton, Big Stone, Fillmore, Hennepin, Houston, Itasca, Kanabec, Lake, Mille Lacs, and Wadena counties. See below for more information.  

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Land Sale Web Map

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

DNR Public Auction Schedule

The Department of Natural Resources will conduct oral auctions for the land sale parcels on the following dates and locations. Registration starts a half hour prior to the auction.

  1. Friday, October 26th at 2 p.m. at the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center, 402 SE 11th St, Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744
    • Land located in Itasca and Lake Counties will be offered at this auction.

  2. Thursday, November 1st at 10:30 a.m. at Wadena County Courthouse, 415 Jefferson Street South, Wadena, Minnesota 56482.
    • Land located in Beltrami and Wadena Counties will be offered at this auction.

  3. Thursday, November 8th at 10:30 a.m at the DNR Central Office, Lobby Conference Room, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, 55155.
    • Land located in Benton, Big Stone, Fillmore, Hennepin, Houston, Kanabec, and Mille Lacs Counties will be offered at this auction.

 

Upcoming Sales

Beltrami County

  • Sale 04145, 40 acres, County Tax Parcel 23.00251.00
  • The Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, Section 24, Township 147, Range 35 West, Beltrami County, Minnesota.

Benton County

  • Sale 05147, 40.17 acres, County Tax Parcel 08001660
  • The Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 14, Township 37, Range 28 West, Benton County, Minnesota.

Big Stone County

  • Sale 06065, 2.5 acres, County Tax Parcel 13-0224-011
  • Lot A of Lot 2, Block One, MIKKELSON SUBDIVISION. Located within Gov’t Lot 2, Section 10, T122N, R47W, Big Stone County, Minnesota.

Fillmore County

  • Sale 23144, 25.6 acres, County Tax Parcel 13.0209.010
  • Part of the North Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 26, Township 104 North, Range 9 West, Fillmore County, Minnesota.

Hennepin County

  • Sale 27015, 13.92 acres, County Tax Parcel 27-119-24-31-0008
  • Outlot A, Block 1, SCHENDEL WOODS as recorded in the Hennepin County Recorder’s Office as Document No. 4744306. Subject to easements of record.

Houston County

  • Sale 28145, 20.5 acres, County Tax Parcel 040079001
  • That part of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 20, Township 102 North, Range 4 West, Houston County, Minnesota, lying westerly of the center line of County State Aid Highway 24. Subject to roadways, easements, minerals, mineral reservations, and zoning ordinances of record.

Itasca County

  • Sale 31093, 36.83 acres, County Tax Parcel 07-022-4201
  • The Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 22, Township 61 North, Range 26 West, Itasca County, Minnesota, excepting therefrom the Minneapolis and Rainy River Railway right-of-way.

  • Sale 31120, 0.25 acres subject to encroachments, County Tax Parcel 55-016-2201
  • Part of Government Lot 4, Section 16, Township 59 North, Range 24 West, Itasca County, Minnesota.

Kanabec County

  • Sale 33146, 10.68 acres, County Tax Parcel 07.00990.00 (Note: the County GIS data is inconsistent with DNR data. Please contact the DNR for the full legal description of this parcel).
  • Part of the South East Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 22, Township 42 North, Range 24 West, Kanabec County.

Lake County

  • Sale 38088, 20 acres, Part of County Tax Parcel 29-5509-21310
  • The North Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 21, Township 55 North, Range 9 West, Lake County, Minnesota. Reserving a 33.00 foot wide perpetual easement for ingress and egress (contact the DNR for a detailed description of the easement).

Mille Lacs County

  • Sale 48143, 40 acres, County Tax Parcel 13-29-0100
  • The Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 29, Township 40 North, Range 26 West, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota.

Wadena County

  • Sale 80148, 40 acres, Part of County Tax Parcel R080274030
  • The Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 27, Township 136 North, Range 34 West, Wadena County, Minnesota. Subject to easements of record.

  • Sale 80149, 40 acres, Part of County Tax Parcel R080274030
  • The Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 27, Township 136 North, Range 34 West, Wadena County, Minnesota. Subject to easements of record.

  • Sale 80150, 40 acres, Part of County Tax Parcel R060293020
  • The Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 29, Township 136 North, Range 33 West, Wadena County, Minnesota.

  • Sale 80151, 40 acres, Part of County Tax Parcel R030101020
  • The Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 10, Township 135 North, Range 33 West, Wadena County, Minnesota.

  • Sale 80152, 40 acres, Part of County Tax Parcel R040082010
  • The Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 8, Township 138 North, Range 33 West, Wadena County, Minnesota.

 

Parcel Data Sheets

Parcel data sheets which provide additional information, including photos, minimum bids, and other data about the properties will be posted to this website by September 20, 2018.

 

Land Sale Updates

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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.