MNR Announces December Land Sale in Anoka, Carlton, Itasca, Pine, St. Louis and Wadena Counties | Outside


The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has Crown land for sale in Anoka, Carlton, Itasca, Pine, St. Louis, and Wadena counties.

The 10 plots for sale include recreational and waterfront properties as well as a 7.7-acre property with commercial development potential in the town of Cloquet.

The DNR sells land at public auction in accordance with state laws. The December online auction is in partnership with MinnBid, the Minnesota Department of Administration’s surplus services online auction website. Bidding on properties requires creating an account on the MinnBid website. The properties will be available for online auction from December 1 to 15.

“MNR is fortunate to partner again with the Department of Administration for our online land auction,” said Andrea Johnson, Land Sale Coordinator for MNR. “The online full participation option creates an accessible and efficient way for the public to bid on state lands. “

Interested bidders can visit to obtain the technical data sheets of the properties, the general conditions of sale and the instructions to participate in the MinnBid system. Call (888) 646-6367 or email with questions about a specific property.

MNR land sales help the ministry optimize its land holdings and fulfill its responsibility to maximize recreational, conservation and economic opportunities for the state. Public lands support economies based on natural resources, outdoor recreation opportunities, ecological benefits such as clean air and water, and critical habitat for rare plant and wildlife.

The sale of land allows the MRN to withdraw from its portfolio land that no longer meets the main management objectives. Depending on the type of land sold, sales revenue may go to the school trust or provide funds to allow MNR to invest in other high priority land acquisitions.

Those interested in public land sales can sign up to receive emails regarding the land sale and future public land auctions.