Otter Tail County
Excess Land and Building Sale
Otter Tail County Chemical Dependency Facility
Physical Address – 1174 Western Ave, Fergus Falls MN
The Office of the Otter Tail County Auditor – Treasurer will receive sealed bids for the sale of the following described real property (land and building), including personal property:
Parcel No. 71-003-50-0195-064
That part of the Northeast Quarter of Section 32, Township 133 North, Range 43 West of the 5th Principal Meridian, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, described as follows:
Commencing at a found iron monument at the northeast corner of said Section 32; thence on an assumed bearing of South 89 degrees 49 minutes 00 seconds West along the north line of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 32 a distance of 596.07 feet to the point of beginning; thence South 00 degrees 45 minutes 00 seconds West along the westerly line of Lot 1, Block 1 of the plat of Village Cooperative Addition to the City of Fergus Falls, on file and of record in the office of the Otter Tail County Recorder a distance of 446.87 feet to the southerly line of an underground gas transmission line easement as described in Document No. 941476 recorded in the Office of the Otter Tail County Recorder; thence North 80 degrees 12 minutes 50 seconds West along the southerly line of said gas transmission line easement a distance of 794.77 feet; thence North 00 degrees 46 minutes 00 seconds East along the northerly extension of the easterly right of way line of Western Avenue a distance of 309.26 feet; thence North 89 degrees 49 minutes 00 seconds East along the north line of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 32 a distance of 784.94 feet to the point of beginning.
Containing 6.81 acres, more or less, subject to easements for township road, natural gas transmission and electric transmission purposes and other easements of sight or record, if any.
A GIS map, an appraisal report, contact information to arrange an appointment to view the property and the official bid form can be found at the following link:
The above described real property (land and buildings), including personal property (appliances – stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers and ice makers), will be sold in its current condition. The property was previously used by the State of Minnesota as a chemical dependency treatment facility. The sale and planed future development/use of the above described property is subject to any and all existing easements and public road right-of-ways of sight or record, as well as to city, county and township codes/ordinances as applicable.
The Office of the Otter Tail County Auditor-Treasurer, Government Services Center – 510 Fir Ave W., Fergus Falls, Minnesota will accept sealed bids until 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019. The Otter Tail County Auditor-Treasurer’s office will open and read aloud the sealed bids on Friday, January 11, 2019 beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the Otter Tail County Commissioners’/Otter Tail Lake Rooms, Government Services Center – 515 Fir Ave W., Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Special Note – any bid submitted which is less than $3,300,000 will not be considered.
A bid bond or cashier’s check equal to at least 5% of the total bid amount must accompany the sealed bid. The cashier’s check should be payable to the Otter Tail County Treasurer. Otter Tail County will require payment in full at the time of closing. In addition to the total base bid amount, the successful bidder will be responsible for the legal publication cost, the appraisal cost, the county’s legal and financial advisor costs related to this sale and all other costs, fees (recording fee), taxes (deed tax) etc. associated with the closing, up to an amount not to exceed $50,000.
The Otter Tail County Auditor-Treasurer reserves the right to open competitive bidding immediately after the bids have been opened and read on Friday, January 11, 2019, from the floor to those individuals/entities that submitted a qualified sealed bid on or before 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019.
A qualified sealed bid will be a bid of $3,300,000 or more and will include the following: the County Official Bid Form, the total base bid amount, which excludes the additional costs noted above, a preferred closing date for the property transactions, a statement of intended use, contact information (address and phone number), signature and either a bid bond or a cashier’s check equal to at least 5% of the total base bid amount. An official bid form can be obtained from the County Auditor-Treasurer’s office during normal business hours or can be downloaded from the County website at
The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners will award the sale of the above described property on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 to the highest and most responsible bidder (the bid most favorable to the County) ; however, the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners does reserve the right to reject any and/or all bids. All iron ore and other valuable mineral rights in and upon the property shall be reserved to the County of Otter Tail, Minnesota.
Questions regarding this property sale can be addressed to John Dinsmore, County Administrator by phone at 218 998-8172 or by email at email@example.com or to Nick Leonard, Communications and External Relations Director by phone at 218 998-8057 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.