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The 2014 State Surplus Public Auction season begins this weekend

Auction takes place Saturday, March 22 in Arden Hills and includes cars, trucks, snowmobiles and more.

March 18, 2014

ST. PAUL – Members of the public are invited to bid on a variety of surplus goods at a State of Minnesota auction taking place on Saturday, March 22 in Arden Hills. The auction will include approximately 75 cars and trucks, boat, motor and trailer packages, bikes, snow blowers, lawn care equipment, and much more.

The auction opens for inspection and registration at 8 a.m., with bidding beginning at about 9:30 a.m. at the Department of Administration Fleet and Surplus Services building at 5420 Old Highway 8 (southeast corner of Interstate 35W and Ramsey County Road I), Arden Hills. 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.

Convenient, quick and easy registration and bidding numbers are available online. The only requirements are a computer with an internet connection and a printer. Simple 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 in just seconds.

This auction marks the beginning of the State’s 2014 live auction season. The state conducts about 12 surplus goods auctions each year and also sells surplus continuously online at An auction calendar for 2014 is available online at