County will put tax-forfeited property up for sale


Rice County announced two parcels of tax-forfeited land will be made available to the highest bidder in an auction next month.

The parcels – one in Bridgewater Township and another in Warsaw Township – have been classified as non-conservation lands and approved for sale by the Rice Soil and Water Conservation Board, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

The property in Bridgewater Township, which is just under 40 acres, fronts Highway 19/Lonsdale Boulevard and includes nearly 33 acres of timber with a DNR-approved value of $33,380. The Warsaw Township property is located at 22901 Fertile Avenue in Morristown. It contains two lots on just about two-thirds of an acre.

The sale is set for Wednesday, November 8th at the Rice County Government Services Building in Faribault. Full payment, including fees and a 3% state surcharge, in accordance with terms set by the county, will be due at the time of the sale.

Those wishing to view and walk the property will be required to sign a waiver of liability that will be kept on file with Rice County. Waivers can be completed in person at the Rice County Property Tax Department or emailed to an individual at their request.

To tour the properties, contact the Rice County Property Tax Department at 507-332-6104.