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 Wednesday December 1 through Wednesday December 15.
âMNR is fortunate to partner again with the Department of Administration for our online land auction,â said Andrea Johnson, Land Sale Coordinator for MNR. âThe online full entry option creates an accessible and efficient way for the public to bid on state lands. “
Interested bidders can visit mndnr.gov/landale for property datasheets, terms and conditions, and instructions for participating in the MinnBid system. Call 651-259-5432, 888-646-6367 or email [email protected] with any 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 land from its portfolio 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.
The December online public land auction is in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Administration at MinnBid, the online auction website for Minnesota’s Surplus Services. The properties will be available for auction from Wednesday December 1 to Wednesday December 15.
Register to bid
Before participating in the auction, anyone interested in bidding on a property must create an account on MinnBid. Visit the MNR Land Sale webpage for property datasheets, terms and conditions, and instructions for participating in the MinnBid system.
Call 651-259-5432, 888-646-6367 or email with questions about a specific property.
Those interested in public land sales can sign up to receive emails regarding the land sale and future public land auctions.