Notice is hereby given that bids will be accepted at the Houston County Auditor's Office, 304 S. Marshall Street, Room #111, Caledonia, MN 55921, until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 10, 2012, for the sale of approximately 22 acres of cropland owned by Houston County located just north of the Caledonia Public High School/ Middle School and south of State Highway 76, legally described as follows:

A parcel of land located in the NW1/4 of the NW1/4 of Section 13, T102N, R6W, Houston County, Minnesota, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the northwest corner of said Section 13 also being in the centerline of State Highway #76; thence along the north line of said Section 13 and State Highway #76 N89 degrees 01' 49" E 248.79' to the point of beginning; thence continuing along said north line N 89 degrees 01' 49" E 1043.63'; thence along a line parallel to the east line of the aforementioned NW1/4 of the NW1/4, S 0 degrees 03' 12" W 926.37' to the north line of the south 395.30' of the NW1/4 of the NW1/4; thence along said north line S 89 degrees 09'47"W 1043.72'; thence along a line parallel to the west line of said NW1/4 of the NW1/4 N 0 degrees 03'41"E 923.95' to the point of beginning. Contains 22.163 Acres including State Highway #76 right of way and may be subject to easements of record or implied.

The minimum bid to be considered is $328,012.40. The sale of the land is subject to a lease, which expires April 15, 2014. The 2013 lease payment in the amount of $375.00 per acre would belong to the new owner.

The bids will be opened by the Houston County Board at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

For more information please contact Char Meiners, Houston County Auditor at (507) 725-5803.