BOISE, Idaho — Idaho is putting up 14 Payette Lake lots for auction as part of an ongoing effort to remove the state from leasing land to cabin owners.

Officials with the Idaho Department of Lands say the auction will take place Friday. Cabin owners have applied to participate in the auction.

Proceeds from renting lakefront land had previously gone toward an education endowment, but disagreements over fair market value and getting a maximum return for the schools prompted the sales.

The plan is to sell the state-owned residential cottage sites on Priest Lake and Payette Lake in northern Idaho by the end of 2019. Nearly 200 cottage sites have been auctioned already, most of those in the last several years. A lottery has set the order for the auctions.

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