Week of January 20, 2019

A question came up recently as to whether a previously adopted city code had been properly published as a public notice.  A little research was needed to make sure all was in order.  So I went to the White Bear Historical Society as its archives house the old editions of  the White Bear Press.  I needed to look back to 2012.  In the course of scanning the newspapers, I got sidetracked to the news of the day including the fact that the public notices sections were filled with about 20 notices of foreclosure...each week!  These days we don't see twenty such notices in a year.  Looking back was a sobering reminder that it was not that long ago that we were mired in a recession that affected so many for so long.  Let's hope those days are in our rear view mirror to stay.