Back on September 21, 2010, Bluestem broke the news in Buesgens home under foreclosure proceedings that Representative Mark Buesgens, who had just been stopped for a DWI offense, was facing trouble closer than an isolated road in Wright County.
At the time, the lawmaker was able to stop the sheriff's sale. City Pages' staff writer Roy Pratt reports today that arrangement didn't last. In Rep. Mark Buesgens has a month to redeem his foreclosed home, the honey badger of Minnesota journalism writes:
Former Tom Emmer campaign chief and current state representative Mark Buesgens has a month to redeem his foreclosed home or lose it, records show.
Buesgens purchased the home, a Jordan mansion, in 2004, from Washington Mutual Bank. The mortgage was over $644,000. It was foreclosed on this spring and sold in a sheriff's sale by the Scott County Sheriff May 17 to JP Morgan Chase, which bought it for $232,554.50.
The state rep can still get it back if he can afford it: sheriff sales allow a six month redemption period. . . .
. . .Buesgens has had a tumultuous year. He had to quit his position as chairman of the House State Government and Finance Committee last winter after a September DWI where he drove his car into a ditch.
This isn't an occasion for cheering. Bluestem hopes the Buesgens family lands safely.
Photo: The Buesgens residence, via City Pages.