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DNR auctioning off 41 parcels of land in Presque Isle County

Up to 41 parcels of land in Presque Isle County will be auctioned off by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources starting July 10. (Photo Courtesy: Michigan Department of Natural Resources)

PRESQUE ISLE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Ever wanted to own land in northern Michigan's Presque Isle County? Well, now is your chance!

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will be auctioning off up to 41 parcels of land in Rogers Township starting July 10.

The parcels range in size from an acre to 32 acres.

Scott Goeman, the manager of DNR Real Estate Services, said the properties are being offered to the public because they are better suited for private ownership.

“The properties being offered in the July auction are isolated from other DNR-managed land, are difficult to manage, or provide limited outdoor recreation benefits to the public,” Goeman said. “Plus, all of these parcels are forested or have lake frontage – or both – making them attractive to a lot of potential buyers who are interested in a little land ‘up north.’”

The property listings will be available once the auction starts.

Right now, instructions for submitting a bid and printable bid forms can be found on the DNR's website.

Auction information, including minimum bid prices, property descriptions and conditions of sale, is available on the site as well.

If you are interested in bidding on a parcel, sealed bids must be postmarked by midnight on July 20 and will be opened on August 1.

The DNR said all proceeds from the sale of these lands helps the agency provide future outdoor recreation opportunities throughout the state.

If you would like to request printed property from the the following address:

DNR Real Estate Services Section
P.O. Box 30448
Lansing, MI 48909-7948.

For more information about the auction or other state-managed public land, contact Michael Michalek at 517-284-5950.

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