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282.16 PUBLIC SALE AS AGRICULTURAL LANDS; NOTICE.
    Subdivision 1. Offer; notice. All lands so classified and appraised and remaining unsold
shall be offered for sale at a public sale to be held by the county auditor at the time determined by
the county board in a resolution fixing the date of the sale. The auditor shall publish a notice of
the intended sale by publication once a week for two weeks in an official newspaper of the county,
the last publication to be not less than ten days previous to the commencement of the sale. Notice
of the sale shall be given in substantially the following form:
"NOTICE OF SALE OF AGRICULTURAL LANDS
Notice is hereby given that I shall sell to the highest bidder at my office in the courthouse in
the city of ........................................ in the county of ..............................., the following described
parcels of land forfeited to the state for nonpayment of taxes, which have been classified and
appraised as provided by law. The sale will be governed by Laws 1939, chapter 320, and will
commence at ............... o'clock a.m., on the ....................... day of ........................., .......
Appraised
Appraised
Description
Value of Land
Value of Timber
Subdivision
Sec.
Twp.
Range
$
$
or
or
Lot
Block
Given under my hand and seal this ........ day of ....................................,
............
.....
County Auditor
..... County, Minnesota."
If the county board of St. Louis or Koochiching Counties determines that the sale shall
take place in a county facility other than the courthouse, the notice shall specify such facility
and its location.
    Subd. 2. Lands not sold. Any lands not sold at this sale may, at any time within four months
following the opening of the sale, be sold by the county auditor at a price not less than the
appraised value thereof. All lands remaining unsold shall be included in the notice of sale and
offered for sale by the county auditor in each following year until the same shall be sold.
History: (2139-27d) 1939 c 320 s 3; 1941 c 59; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1974 c 278 s 3;
1976 c 2 s 99; 1998 c 254 art 1 s 107