Following the success of last year's online auctions of tax-forfeited land, and with the continuing need for COVID-19 precautions, St. Louis County's first tax-forfeited land sale of 2021 will be offered completely online.

More than 60 properties are available for bidding at now through 11 a.m. Feb. 11, a news release said this week.

The list features multiple lakeshore lots (some are accessible by water only), a house in Ely, recreational land and investment property throughout the county.

A catalog with photos, maps and details about each property, including the starting bid price, is available at; by calling the Land and Minerals Department at 218-726-2606; or at numerous gas stations, grocery stores and other businesses throughout the county.

To be eligible, bidders can't have any delinquent property taxes on property they already own in St. Louis County. People who have delinquent property taxes must first pay what they owe before purchasing from the auction.

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The sale is the first of three auctions offering new properties in 2021. Additional sales will be in June and October.