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Foreclosures at lowest level since 2007


Foreclosures in Crow Wing County have reached numbers not seen in six years.

And for individuals and families who have struggled to hold on to their homes in the aftermath of the Great Recession, that’s a good thing.

“With financing readily available and market values trending upward, I think we are finally seeing the end,” said Kathy Ludenia, Crow Wing County recorder. “We have not seen foreclosure numbers this low since prior to 2007.”

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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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