Crow Wing County will have a public land sale auction 10 a.m. Friday, June 28, in meeting rooms 1 and 2 of the Land Services Building, 322 Laurel St., Brainerd.
Two hundred tracts will be offered for sale at public auction. Properties are located throughout Crow Wing County, from the Mille Lacs Lake area in Garrison all of the way to Ideal Township, with many lots in Brainerd and Crosby. Among the 200 tracts available on the auction, 20 are waterfront properties and 24 are greater than 20 acres in size.
Properties offered for sale can be searched through an interactive map application available through the following link: https://taxforfeit.crowwing.us/. This application provides detailed information about location, size, and appraised value for all 200 tracts offered at auction. Interested buyers may also contact Land Services staff at 218-824-1010 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
"These tax-forfeited properties have been selling fast over the past two years," stated Ryan Simonson, Environmental Services Supervisor, in a news release. "Whether people are interested in sites for building, seasonal use, or recreation, there are a variety of tracts available for purchase throughout Crow Wing County."
Additionally, properties offered at auction in prior years that remain unsold are available for direct purchase any time over-the-counter. Information on how to purchase these properties is available by contacting the Land Services Department or by searching "land sale" at the County webpage. These properties are also viewable through the interactive map.
Crow Wing County Land Services manages 105,000 acres of forest land for timber production and diverse recreational opportunities for multiple users. The sale of timber at public auctions funds the county's management of these lands, while providing revenues to local communities. County forest lands are managed to strict environmental standards established by both the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Minnesota Forest Resources Council.