After two consecutive months in which Wisconsin foreclosure filings were lower than the same time a year ago, filings crept up 1.1% in August – a reminder of the tenacious nature of the problem in a job-short economy. After two consecutive months in which Wisconsin foreclosure filings were lower than the same time a year ago, filings crept up 1.1% in August – a reminder of the tenacious nature of the problem in a job-short economy. A preliminary count by Madison-based ForeclosureAlarm.com showed 2,511 filings in courts around the state last month, compared with 2,484 in August as reported in Milwaukee Journal on September 2, 2010.