Crow Wing County to host land sale May 16
Crow Wing County will be holding a public land sale of tax-forfeited property at 10 a.m., May 16, in the Land Services Building located at 322 Laurel St. in Brainerd. Ninety-six tracts of land valued at more than $1.5 million will be offered for sale at public auction.
Properties are located throughout Crow Wing County from the Mille Lacs Lake area in Garrison to Ideal Township, with many lots in the Brainerd and Baxter area.
New this year, the Land Services Department has developed an interactive map application to view and search for tax-forfeited property available for sale. This application provides links to detailed information about location, size and appraised value for all 96 tracts offered at auction. The map may be found on the Land Services webpage at www.crowwing.us under “land sale.” Interested buyers may also contact Land Services staff at 824-1115 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Additionally, more than 200 properties offered for 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 visiting the land sale web page.
“These tax-forfeited properties represent an excellent opportunity for the public to purchase their piece of the northwoods at a reasonable rate,” said Jake Frie, Natural Resource manager, 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 in Crow Wing County.”
The Land Services Department manages 105,000 acres of tax-forfeited land for the sale of non-conservation parcels, timber production and diverse recreational opportunities for multiple users.
The sale of land and timber at public auctions during the year 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 two leading forest certification entities, the county reported.