Tricounty News

Sale of tax-forfeited property Oct. 6

An auction will be held to sell properties that were forfeited to Stearns County for non-payment of property taxes.

Twenty properties will be available at auction to be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the Stearns County Service Center, located in Waite Park at 3301 County Road 138, about one block west of Mills Fleet Farm off 28th Avenue South.

Of those 20 properties, one of the premier pieces of land is near Kimball, in Maine Prairie Township, at 8352Ð150th Street. It is a 20-acre wooded lot with two ponds that backs up to a wildlife area. It is a vacant, cleaned-up piece of property. A public viewing of this land is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30. Interested buyers will be able to walk the site. Signs will be posted directing people to the location.

Another 10 lots up for sale are in Tuscany Village, near the Westwood School area. These lots are in a common interest community.

The remaining properties up for auction on Oct. 6, are scattered throughout Stearns County.

To see all the properties to be sold, go to the Stearns County website at

Detailed information, along with maps and the minimum bid required to purchase each piece of property can be found on the website.

All sales require 20 percent downpayment. Go to the website to see more details on the sale conditions.

Any questions can be directed to the Stearns County Auditor's Office at (320) 656-3915.