SD School & Public Lands Commissioner talks about the sale of Star Academy near Custer

CUSTER, S.D.(WNAX)- The sale last week of the former Star Academy near Custer was the latest in a string of public land sales for the state.

South Dakota School & Public Lands Commissioner Ryan Brunner says they have moved a lot of land over the past few years.

Brunner says the Star Academy sale took some time and several attempts.

Brunner says it was a large property to move all at once.

The facility was used as a juvenile detention center but was closed in 2016. The money from the sale will go into a trust fund for the Department of Corrections.