Minnesota sells itself off

You paid for it once, why not again?

The state of Minnesota will auction its surplus equipment on Saturday in Arden Hills.

Up on the block will be about 100 cars and trucks, generators, welders, air compressors, snow blowers, chain saws and trimmers, bikes and more.

The auction opens for inspection and registration at 8 a.m., with bidding beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Department of Administration Fleet and Surplus Services building, 5420 Old Highway 8, Arden Hills.

All items are sold as-is, where-is and all sales are final and must be settled in full with cash or personal check the day of the auction.

Auction-goers can find an auction calendar and register online. The state conducts about 12 surplus auctions each year, and sells surplus continuously.