Lake Superior shoreline property in Duluth up for auction

- Two North Shore properties with frontage on Lake Superior are among nearly 170 tax forfeited properties to be auctioned off by St. Louis County, Minnesota on Thursday, June 14. The auction also includes the 25-acre site that used to be home to the recently-demolished Clover Valley School.

The two lakefront parcels measure three acres and 2.9 acres. The wooded properties are located about 10 miles up the North Shore from downtown Duluth and have starting bids of $57,800 each.

This is one of the county’s largest land sales in recent years, in terms of number of properties available. Some of the properties have been op for sale in the past but have since been revalued and now have a lower minimum bid. Other properties had blighted buildings removed by the county or cities in an effort to spur development.

The live auction begins at 10 a.m. on June 14 at the AAD Shriners Center (5152 Miller Trunk Highway) in Hermantown. Registration is required for all bidders and bidders cannot have any delinquent property taxes on property they already own in St. Louis County.  

Registration can be done online at, which also includes a catalog with photos, maps and details about each property, including the starting bid price.

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