Michigan DNR holds winter land auction

Each year, the Michigan DNR holds a land auction. Nearly one 150 parcels of land are available across the state. (WLUC Photo)
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Starting next week, parcels of land across the state will be made available for purchase.

Each year, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources holds a land auction. Nearly 150 parcels of land are available across the state. These are surplus lands that might be landlocked by private property, and are not suitable for public use.

There are properties available in four U.P. counties, including Delta, Dickinson, Houghton and Mackinac County. The auction is part of the DNR’s strategy to efficiently use the land they have, and maximize it other potential opportunities.

“One of the great benefits of putting lands up for public auction is that those areas that may not be serving great purpose for the DNR or the state right now, the proceeds from those sales can be used to turn around for future recreational opportunities,” said John Pepin, DNR Deputy Public Information Officer.

The land auction begins next Tuesday, Dec. 10. Bids will be accepted through Jan. 8. For more information on how to bid, click here.

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