Auction of former STAR Academy solicits no bids
CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — The auction of a former state-run juvenile corrections facility near Custer solicited no bids.
The State Treatment and Rehabilitation Academy closed in April 2016 because of a significant drop in the number of juveniles being sent there by the courts.
It was put up for sale Wednesday. The state Board of Appraisal earlier this year appraised the property at $2.3 million.
A group of South Dakota lawmakers on Tuesday asked Gov. Dennis Daugaard to postpone the sale, saying more time should be dedicated to finding the best use for the property. He refused.
The Rapid City Journal reports that Wednesday’s auction was ended after about a minute due to no bids. Policy adviser Hunter Roberts says Daugaard’s office will discuss what to do next.
Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com