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Posted on: September 5, 2023

2023 County-Owned Land Sale





Mille Lacs County, Minnesota



Notice is hereby given that Mille Lacs County shall, to the highest bidder, sell the following described parcels.  Sale shall be subject to the following conditions:


  1. The property shall be sold to the highest bidder.
  2. Properties are sold “as is.”
  3. All property sales are final.
  4. Purchased properties are subject to existing leases.
  5. Existing easements remain with the property, such as existing road and/or railroad easements or right-of-ways; easements obtained by a governmental entity for a public purpose; and any other permanent easement of record.
  6. Properties may not be “buildable,” meaning that properties may not conform to zoning and building ordinances for placement of buildings, or there may be environmental issues that make the property unsuitable for building.
  7. If the property is within a development or part of an association, the recorded regulations will apply.
  8. The County retains all iron ore and other valuable mineral rights in and upon the lands.
  9. If the property is Torrens (Registered Property), there may be additional fees to update the certificate prior to any subsequent transfer of title.
  10. Sealed bids must be received in the Administrative Services Office, 635 2nd Street SE, Milaca, MN 56353 by 4:30 P.M. on October 13, 2023. Bids should include the name, address, phone number, and signature of the prospective bidder, along with parcel identification number(s) and respective bid value(s).
  11. Bids will be considered at 9:00 A.M. at the regular meeting of the Mille Lacs County Board of Commissioners on October 17, 2023 in the Mille Lacs County Historic Courthouse located at 635 2nd Street SE, Milaca, MN 56353.
  12. Successful bidders will have 14 days to execute the sale and provide payment.  Payment shall consist of a check, payable to Mille Lacs County, for the total amount payable.  The final purchase amount includes:
    1. Accepted bid (sale) amount.
    2. State Deed Tax (sale amount x 0.0033)
    3. Recording Fee (currently $46.00; Torrens parcels may require additional fees).
  13. Should the successful bidder not submit the payment in time, the parcel(s) may be awarded to the next highest bidder who must comply with the deadline and manner for payment as described in item 12 of this notice. In the case of tie bids, the successful bidder will be decided by the toss of a coin by the County Coordinator.


Published as follows are the parcels for sale:


  1. Parcel Identification Number: 24-040-0890

Legal Description: City of Princeton Original Townsite Lots 4, 5, and 8, Block 21, and North 23.5 feet of Lot 9, Block 21, and North ½ of vacated alley adjacent thereto, and vacated alley between lots 5 & 8 and lots 4 & 9.

Minimum Bid Value: $4,000


  1. Parcel Identification Number: 17-025-0501

Legal Description: 1.70A TR Lying Between Se’LY R/W of new Co Rd and TRI TR in SE cor of SE of NE 25 42 26

Minimum Bid Value: $5,000



The County reserves the right to waive any bid for non-conformity with the bidding process, or all bids at its discretion. Alternately, the County may waive minor non-conformities at their discretion.


POSTED ON THE MILLE LACS COUNTY WEBSITE:  September 5, 2023 – October 13, 2023

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