Online Tax Forfeited Land Auction results in nearly $465,000 in sales

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Land & Minerals Department • 320 West Second Street, Suite 302 • Duluth, MN 55802
7820 Highway 135, Virginia, MN 55792
Phone: (218) 726-2606 •

Julie Marinucci




October 17, 2022


Julie Marinucci, Director of Land and Minerals



Online Tax Forfeited Land Auction results in nearly $465,000 in sales; new continuous online auction now open

St. Louis County's final online auction of the year featuring newly offered tax-forfeited properties has closed with 24 properties sold back into private ownership for a total of nearly $465,000. The auction included five houses, four of which sold in the auction, and the remaining one has since been purchased over the counter. 


Of the properties not purchased in this most recent auction, some are again being offered for sale via online auction along with other properties not purchased during previous auctions. These sales are known as Continuous Online Auctions, and a new one is now open featuring 41 properties. These properties can be viewed and bid on at Public Surplus: Surplus Auctions for St. Louis County - Land Sales.


Additional properties are available for purchase on a first come, first served basis through the St. Louis County Land and Minerals Department until sold or put back on the online auction. There are approximately 40 properties currently posted on the Available List for purchase. More information on those properties, along with results from this latest auction, can be found online at


St. Louis County offers additional tax-forfeited properties for sale by auction three times each year. The auctions occur in February, June and October – dates are posted at Additional Continuous Online Auctions are offered throughout the year.


Within St. Louis County there are nearly 900,000 acres of tax-forfeited land, which the County's Land and Minerals Department is responsible for managing. Most of the land is maintained for resource management, however, the County is working to sell parcels that are not planned for management as a way to encourage development and increase the property tax base.


For more information about tax-forfeited land sales, or to subscribe to receive email notifications about updates and future sales, visit or call the Land and Minerals Department at (218) 726-2606.