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State surplus property auction this weekend in Bemidji

People look over the items at a state surplus auction in Bemidji in October 2017. (Pioneer file photo)

ST. PAUL -- The public can bid on a variety of surplus goods at a state of Minnesota auction on Saturday, Oct. 6, in Bemidji.

The auction will include about 50 cars and trucks, motor graders, tractor backhoe, tractors, forklift, semi tractor, plow trucks, street sweeper, ATVs, snowmobiles, lawn tractors, riding mowers, boat/trailer packages, canoes, boats, power tools, shop equipment, welders, air compressors and more, according to a release from the state.

A complete list of items can be found on the Live Auction page.

The auction opens for inspection and registration at 8 a.m. Bidding begins at about 9:30 a.m. at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds, 7223 Fairgrounds Road NW just north of Bemidji.

All items are sold as-is, where-is; all sales are final and must be settled in full with cash or personal check the day of the auction. A government issued picture ID is required.

Registration and bidding numbers are available online. Instructions are on the ‘Auctions’ link of the Surplus Services website, at Current customers of the state’s MinnBid internet auction service can get a bidding card online.

The state conducts about 12 surplus goods auctions each year and also sells surplus items continuously online at An auction calendar for 2018 is available online at