MNR Announces Upcoming Land Auctions – Pine and Lakes Echo Journal

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has state lands for sale in Anoka, Houston, Itasca, St. Louis, and Wadena counties. The 17 plots for sale include rural land with plenty of recreational opportunities.

Annual land sales help MNR refine its land holdings and fulfill its responsibility to maximize recreational, conservation and economic opportunities. The DNR sells land at public auction in accordance with state laws. This year, the DNR will offer two in-person public auctions in October, followed by an online auction later this fall.

DNR In-Person Public Auction Schedule

In-person auctions are scheduled at the following locations. Registration begins half an hour before the auction.

  • Parcels for sale in Wadena County will be offered at an in-person auction on Friday, October 14 at 11 a.m. at the Wadena County Courthouse, 415 Jefferson Street South, Wadena, Minnesota 56482.
  • Parcels for sale in Anoka and Houston counties will be offered at an in-person auction on Friday, October 21 at 11 a.m. at MnDOT SE District Headquarters, 2900 48th Street NW, Rochester, Minnesota 55901.

Later this fall, additional properties in Wadena, Itasca and St. Louis counties will be available for online auction at Auction details will be released in late October.

Annual DNR land sales help the department fulfill its stewardship responsibilities and enhance the values ​​and benefits of state public lands. Public lands provide support for natural resource-based economies, space and access for outdoor recreation, ecological benefits like clean air and water, and critical habitat for wildlife. and rare plant species. Land sales allow MNR to remove land from its portfolio that no longer meets key management objectives. Depending on the type of land sold, proceeds from sales may go to the School Trust or provide funds to enable the DNR to invest in other high priority acquisitions.

All are invited to participate in the public auction. Visit the DNR’s land sales page ( for more information on available land and how to register to bid on properties. For questions about a specific property, call 651-259-5432, 888-646-6367, or email [email protected].