Live auctions return to Denio’s

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After nearly 20 years without live auctions, Denio’s Farmers Market & Swap Meet in Roseville is bringing back the tradition that helped get founder Jim Denio started in 1947. Three live auctions are scheduled for this month, with the first one taking place at 10 a.m. Saturday. Larry Folkerts of TGW Auctions brings more than 10 years experience as an auctioneer. According to the TGW Auctions’ website, items to be auctioned off include 60-inch Samsung LCD televisions, generators, washers, welders, remote control helicopters, Craftsman air compressors, double-sink vanities and more. Prospective buyers can preview the merchandise beginning Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and again Saturday from 7 to 9:30 a.m., as well as online at the market’s website. A $25 refundable deposit is required to register and receive a bid card along with a 10 percent buyer’s premium. Sales tax will be charged. Auctions at Denio’s will be “no-reserve” auctions. The selling price will be determined by the bidder, and cash, debit and credit cards will be accepted. The remaining auctions at Denio’s this month will take place on Saturday, Dec. 17 and Friday, Dec. 23. For more information, visit or call auctioneer Folkerts at (701) 891-9870. ~ Toby Lewis