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Foreclosures fall


Foreclosures in the state have fallen to the lowest level since 2006, the Minnesota Homeownership Center reported this month.

There were 17,895 homes sold at sheriffs’ sales in 2012, which amounted to a 16 percent decrease compared to 2011. But the decrease in foreclosures wasn’t as big outside the Twin Cities metro area. The Twin Cities had an average reduction of 19 percent in foreclosures, while greater Minnesota’s drop was 11 percent.

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Renee Richardson
Richardson is a Pacelli High School graduate from Austin, Minn., who earned an applied science degree from the University of Minnesota, Waseca, with an emphasis in horse management. She worked extensively in the resort industry. She received an associate’s degree from Central Lakes College, where she was editor of the Westbank Journal student newspaper, as well as a summer intern at the Dispatch. She graduated from St. Cloud State University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and interned at the St. Cloud Times covering business while attending SCSU. She's been with the Brainerd Dispatch since 1996.
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