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Hubbard County Land Commissioner Mark Lohmeier conducts the county's quarterly timber auctions, which usually attract a roomful of bidders. Monday prices went high on some tracts of forested land. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Timber auctions now held quarterly in Hubbard County

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Hubbard County's new aggressive forest policy kicked off Monday with equally aggressive bidding by area loggers.

One of the 21 tracts auctioned went for 74 percent above the appraised price. Another sold for 60 percent above the appraisal.

That's not unusual, said Land Commissioner Mark Lohmeier.

While other counties struggle to sell their timber, Hubbard County loggers have fairly easy proximity to three mills.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

(218) 732-3364
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