St. Louis County's first tax forfeited land auction of 2020, held today in Hermantown, was a success. Of the 65 properties offered, 27 were purchased for a total of $397,575. The 41% sales rate is the highest percent of tracts purchased at an auction in recent memory. Properties purchased include two houses in Duluth and one in Angora Township. Additionally, eight of the properties purchased are formerly blighted parcels that have been cleaned up and structures removed to make way for new development.