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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 7:11 am, Tue Sep 24, 2013.

FAIRBANKS — The Department of Natural Resources’ over-the-counter land sales that opened last week raked in the highest gross sales record since 2003, pulling in $800,000.

The state offered more than 2,600 acres subdivided into 378 parcels statewide. Prices ranged from $2,600 to as much as $72,800 for parcels sized between 0.92 and 36.31 acres.

Offers from Alaska residents were submitted on 47 of those properties, with as many as eight interested parties competing for the most popular parcels.

The auction sales of settlement lands put the year-to-date earning of DNR’s Land Sales Program to nearly $3.5 million. Unsold properties will be added to the state’s general over-the-counter sales on at 10 a.m. Sept. 25.

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