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DNR To Auction Northern Minnesota Land Oct. 9

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is holding a land auction on Oct. 9. The DNR says plans to offer 30 parcels, all located in northern Minnesota. The parcels range in size from a half acre to 102 acres and offer opportunities for hunting and recreation, as well as cabin and residential development along prime lakeshore.

09/06/2014

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Dylan’s ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ Draft Sells For $2M

One of the most popular songs of all time, Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone,” could bring $1 million to $2 million at auction. A working draft of the finished song in Dylan’s own hand is being offered by Sotheby’s on Tuesday. The draft is written in pencil on four sheets of hotel letterhead stationery with revisions, additions, notes and doodles: a hat, a bird, an animal with antlers.

06/24/2014

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‘Miracle On Ice’ Gold Medal Auctioned For $262,900

An Olympic gold medal earned by a player on the “Miracle on Ice” 1980 U.S. Olympic team has been auctioned for nearly $263,000. It belonged to Mark Pavelich, who had the assist on Mike Eruzione’s game-winning goal for Team USA against the Soviet Union.

05/17/2014

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Score Cheap Hotel Rooms By Letting Hotels Fight Over You

Hotels now want to treat you like a storage unit full of crappy furniture — they bid on YOU!

03/27/2014

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Benefit Held For Man Killed In Snorkeling Accident

A benefit was held Saturday night for the family of a man killed during a snorkeling accident in Puerto Rico. The Medina Entertainment Center held the event to honor 30-year-old Matt Elmore, who drowned one day before his 31st birthday in December. He leaves behind a wife and three sons. All the proceeds from the event, which included live and silent auctions, will benefit Elmore’s family.

01/25/2014

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1-10-14 Sid Hartman Sports On The Morning News With Dave Lee

What does Sid think of RICKY RUBIO? Click the link to listen to the podcast.

01/10/2014

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Bob Dylan’s Electric Guitar Sells For Nearly $1M

The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan plugged in when he famously went electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sold Friday for nearly $1 million — the highest price ever paid for a guitar at auction. Christie’s auction house did not immediately identify the absentee buyer who agreed to pay $965,000 for the sunburst-finish guitar.

12/06/2013

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Sports Fans, Deal Hunters Sample Metrodome Auction

It’s time to place your bids on pieces of Metrodome history. An auction is underway on more than a dozen items used inside the dome. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authorities is selling off the contents through the state auction site. Demolition of the building is set for next year.

11/16/2013

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House Where 3 Daughters Were Murdered To Be Dismantled

The house where Aaron Schaffhausen murdered his three daughters will be deconstructed, according to the lender that currently owns the residence. Several local organizations volunteered their services to accomplish the task.

09/10/2013

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Fantasy Football Draft Day: Snake Or Auction Format?

The auction draft format has begun to emerge as a commonplace format, replacing the snake draft in ever-increasing numbers. Which is the best format for you, and your league?

08/23/2013

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No Takers In Auction For House Where 3 Sisters Were Killed

The home where one of the most infamous murders in recent area history happened was on the auction block on Tuesday.

The opening bid for the River Falls, Wis., home — where the three Schaffhausen girls were murdered by their father — was $180,000.

08/13/2013

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Safety Deposit Auction In Minnetonka A Treasure Hunter’s Dream

Thousands of rare collectible items are on the auction block in Minnetonka in a once-in-a-decade sale of the contents of abandoned safety deposit boxes.

07/26/2013

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Deserted Collectables, Coins Up For Minn. Auction

Autographed baseball cards, other sports memorabilia, rare coins, notable artwork and vintage jewelry taken from abandoned safe-deposit boxes are up for grabs at an auction being staged by the Minnesota Department of Commerce.

07/25/2013

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More Songs To Benefit Minn. Musician Go On Auction

A nonprofit created to benefit former Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap as he recovers from a massive stroke is putting more songs up for auction. Bidding on the latest single starts Saturday at the Songs for Slim website.

06/15/2013

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Rare Superman Comic Found In MN Sells For $175K

A rare copy of the comic book featuring Superman’s first appearance that went undiscovered for over 70 years in the insulation of a Minnesota house has sold for $175,000. The winning bidder in the online auction was a “hard core, golden age comic book collector.”

06/12/2013

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Zephyr Train Car Auction Canceled

A public auction intended to sell off some of the cars from the defunct Minnesota Zephyr rail line has been canceled. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was slated to sell off the cars at an auction Wednesday morning.

01/23/2013

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400 Bar To Close; Auctioning Memorabilia Online

For 17 years, the 400 bar was a spot for up and coming and popular Twin Cities bands. Now, the owners of the Minneapolis club decided to close.

01/03/2013

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‘Peanuts’ Creator’s Love Letters Going To Auction

The late “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz was once so infatuated with a young woman 23 years his junior he sent her dozens of romantic letters and drawings of his beloved cartoon characters.

12/04/2012

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Duck-Shaped Potato Sells For $100 On eBay

Danny Haataja didn’t quite get the $1,300 or more he was likely aiming for, but he did manage to get one bidder to purchase his potato he says looks exactly like a duck.

11/26/2012

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Judy Garland’s Gingham ‘Oz’ Dress Sold For $480K

The blue gingham dress Judy Garland wore in “The Wizard of Oz” has a new home. An auction house in Beverly Hills, California sold for $480,000 over the weekend.

11/12/2012

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3 Companies Bid In Minn. Mineral Rights Auction

Three companies have submitted bids for the right to explore and mine for copper, nickel and other metals in Minnesota’s latest mineral rights auction.

10/24/2012

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Henderson Aims To Sell Land For Dirt Cheap

One Minnesota city is trying something different to get people to invest in their town. The small town of Henderson, located just southwest of the Twin Cities, took a big hit from the falling housing market.

05/15/2012

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Confiscated Hunting Guns, Bows To Go Up For Auction

If you’re one of the many game and fish law breakers who’ve had gear confiscated by a state conservation officer, pay attention.

04/23/2012

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DNR Will Auction Confiscated Equipment

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources plans to auction a collection of hunting and fishing equipment it confiscated for serious game violations.

04/08/2012

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Fast-Talking Fun: What It Takes To Be An Auctioneer

Minnesota is apparently a hotbed of auctioneers, some of them with international rankings. But have you ever wondered how people get into the business?

01/30/2012

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