Excess Land Sales

In the process of acquiring land for the FM Area Diversion project, the Metro Flood Diversion Authority also acquired additional acreage at the request of the landowners. The Property Rights Acquisition Plan provides initial guidance on the disposal process for Excess Lands. Further guidance on the process can be found in the MFDA board-approved Excess Lands Policy. The policy states MFDA member entities will have the first opportunity to purchase excess lands.  If not, it’s offered to the original seller first and, if unwanted, to the neighboring property owners. If at that time the land is still available, it will be made available via a public land sale.

Any parcels labeled as excess land will be listed here upon their approval by the MFDA Board. These parcels do not include any structures, and some land has restrictions, such as a flowage easement, that will limit how the land can be used.

Once a parcel is made available for public sale, it will be noted in the status for that parcel. To request to purchase, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.

Listings

OIN: 9191Y | Size: 66.9 acres | Price: $570,000

Property Taxes: $552.41 (2023) for the entire parcel from which this remnant was taken

Restrictions: Temporary construction easement

Purchase Status: Offered to member entity

Price Per Acre: $8,500

This parcel remnant lies immediately east of I-29, south of the Wild Rice River. A strip of the land will be needed for a temporary construction easement to build portion SE-3 of the southern embankment. It has been leased for farming since 2020.

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OIN: 9741Y | Size: 9.49 acres | Sale Price: $80,000

Property Taxes: $2,328.74 (2023) for both OIN 9741Y and OIN 9741N

Restrictions: None

Purchase Status: Offered to member entity

Price Per Acre: $8,500

This parcel remnant off of 38th St. W. has been leased for farming since 2023. It is outside the FM Area Diversion project work limits and will not be needed for the diversion’s construction or operation.

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OIN: 2185 | Size: 2.44 acres | Sale Price: $10,500

Property Taxes: $1,176.36 (2021)

Restrictions: Flowage Easement

Purchase Status: Available for public sale

Price Per Acre: $4,500

This parcel is off of 50th St SE in the Upstream Mitigation Area associated with the FM Area Diversion project. It is a former residential property that has had all structures removed from the property. It is not impacted by construction of the FM Area Diversion project.

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OIN: 839 | Size: 2.28 acres | Sale Price: $10,500

Property Taxes: $1,041.99 (2022)

Restrictions: Flowage Easement

Purchase Status: Available for public sale

Price Per Acre: $4,500

This parcel is in the NW corner of the intersection of Cass County Hwy 17 and 50th Street SE and is in the Upstream Mitigation Area. The former structures on this parcel have been removed. The parcel is not impacted by construction of the FM Area Diversion project.

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OIN: 5055Y | Size: 0.49 acre | SOLD

Property Taxes: Unknown

Restrictions: None

Purchase Status: Offered and accepted by prior landowner

Price Per Acre: $4,500

This parcel is immediately adjacent to and north of the Southern Embankment Reach 1 (SE-1) component of the FM Area Diversion project. It is just east of 169th Ave SE, but is not accessible directly from 169th Ave SE. It is not currently being leased and is predominantly wooded.

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OINs: 726Y & 730Y2 | Size: 9.13 acres | SALE PENDING

Property Taxes: $0 (2022)

Restrictions: None

Purchase Status: Offered and accepted by member entity

Price Per Acre: $9,667

These parcels are adjacent to the stormwater diversion channel, just north of 52nd Ave W in Cass County, North Dakota. They are remnant pieces of these larger parcels acquired for the project. These are outside of the work limits and not needed for the construction or operation of the FM Area Diversion project. The parcels are being leased as farmland in 2023 for $150/acre.

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OIN: 5024Y | Size: 4.04 acres | SOLD

Property Taxes: $0 (2022)

Restrictions: None

Purchase Status: Sold to prior owner

These parcels are small strips along an existing county road. OIN 5024Y is 4.04 acres, OIN 5214Y is 1.65 acres, and OIN 5278Y is 1.6 acres. The parcels are associated with an active farmland lease for the 2023 farming season. Leases have been offered to the owners that retained the larger part of these three parcels.

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OIN: 5214Y | 1.65 acres | Sale Price: $9,077

Property Taxes: $0 (2022)

Restrictions: None

Purchase Status: Available for public sale

These parcels are small strips along an existing county road. OIN 5024Y is 4.04 acres, OIN 5214Y is 1.65 acres, and OIN 5278Y is 1.6 acres. The parcels are associated with an active farmland lease for the 2023 farming season. Leases have been offered to the owners that retained the larger part of these three parcels.

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OIN: 5278Y | 1.6 acres | SOLD

Property Taxes: $0 (2022)

Restrictions: None

Purchase Status: Sold to prior owner

These parcels are small strips along an existing county road. OIN 5024Y is 4.04 acres, OIN 5214Y is 1.65 acres, and OIN 5278Y is 1.6 acres. The parcels are associated with an active farmland lease for the 2023 farming season. Leases have been offered to the owners that retained the larger part of these three parcels.

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OIN: 507Y | Size: 151.58 acres | $808,168

Property Taxes: $3,779 (2022)

Restrictions: None

Purchase Status: Offered to member entity

The southern portion of this parcel is tillable farmland and the northern portion is pastureland that has been leased as pastureland. For 2023, the southern portion of OIN 507Y is leased for farming at $150 per acre and the northern portion is leased as pastureland for $20 per acre. This rate is lower than standard leases due to the broken water well on the property, which will cost approximately $11,000 to replace.

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OIN: 837 | Size: 1.66 acres | Sale Price: $7,500

Property Taxes: $1,343.69 (2021)

Restrictions: Flowage Easement

Purchase Status: Available for public sale

Price Per Acre: $4,500

Parcel is along the east side of Cass County Highway 17 between 49th Street SE and 50th Street SE. The parcel is in Zone 1 of the Upstream Mitigation Area and the sale will require a flowage easement on the parcel to ensure no further development, although the land can be farmed or leased. The former structures on this parcel have been removed.

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OIN 717Y & 9732Y | Size: 7.72 acres | Sale Price: 76,000

Property Taxes: $610 (2023)

Restrictions: None

Purchase Status: Offered to adjacent property owner

Price Per Acre: $9,900

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OIN 8385Y | Size: 8.082 acres | Sale Price: $40,400

Property Taxes: $0 (2023)

Restrictions: Flowage Easement

Purchase Status: Offered to adjacent property owner

Price Per Acre: $5,000

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OIN 877 | Size: 2.75 acres | Sale Price: $13,750

Property Taxes: $2,103.95 (2023)

Restrictions: Flowage Easement

Purchase Status: Offered to adjacent property owner

Price Per Acre: $5,000

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OIN 7247 | Size: 2.46 acres | Sale Price: $53,579

Property Taxes: $0 (2023)

Restrictions: None

Purchase Status: Sale pending

Price Per Square Foot: $0.50

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OIN 7248 | Size: 1.03 acres | Sale Price: $22,433

Property Taxes: $0 (2023)

Restrictions: None

Purchase Status: Sale pending

Price Per Square Foot: $0.50

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OIN 7249 | Size: 3.90 acres | Sale Price: $84,942

Property Taxes: $0 (2023)

Restrictions: None

Purchase Status: Sale pending

Price Per Square Foot: $0.50

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