Thursday, February 10, 2011

Howard "Howie" N. Gangestad, Slumlord Extraordinaire, Finally Gets His Much-Deserved Blog Recognition...

Slummy stock photo by John Hoff, the property is NOT
owned by Gangestad, blog post by John Hoff

Slumlords try very hard to operate "below the radar," but that's no excuse for how severely this blog has neglected Howard "Howie" Gangestad, a slumlord who (back in his slummy salad days) was pretty near "Public Enemy No. 1" as far as being a pain in the butt to city inspectors.

Here is Howie's petty record of scrapes and scuffs with the law, and those times when ol' Howie was dishing it out in court as a plaintiff, making sure he got every last dime, all of the time.

Are you ready for the ride, dear reader? Remember, keep your hands and arms inside the car at all times, THIS THRILL RIDE IS NOT UP TO CODE.

Here we gooooooooooo....


27-CR-96-104808
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
11/27/1996
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
FOUNDATIONS,ROOFS,EXTERIOR WALLS, SURFACES
RAINWATER DRAINAGE
STAIRWAYS AND PORCHES

27-CR-98-001183
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
11/19/1997
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
WATER HEATING FACILITIES

27-CR-98-001130
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
12/19/1997
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
INTERIOR

27-CR-98-001172
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
12/19/1997
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
FOUNDATIONS, ROOF, EXTERIOR WALL SURFACES
RAINWATER DRAINAGE

27-CR-98-107405
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
10/19/1998
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
CONSTRUCTION,MAINTENANCE OF NONDWELLING STRUCTURE

27-CR-99-018291
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
02/16/1999
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
RAINWATER DRAINAGE
FOUNDATIONS,ROOF,EXTERIOR WALLS,SURFACES

27-CR-99-018292
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
02/16/1999
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
FIRE WARNING SYSTEM
ELECTRICAL OUTLETS AND FIXTURES
PLUMBING FIXTURES
LIGHT AND VENTILATION
INTERIOR

27-CR-99-018293
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
02/16/1999
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
ELECTRICAL OUTLETS AND FIXTURES
PLUMBING FIXTURES
INTERIOR
WINDOWS,EXTERIOR DOORS,HATCHWAYS

27-CR-99-025357
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
03/10/1999
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
STAIRWAYS AND PORCHES,HANDRAILS
STAIRWAYS AND PORCHES
FOUNDATIONS,ROOF,EXTERIOR WALLS,SURFACES
FOUNDATIONS,ROOFS,EXTERIOR WALLS,SURFACES

27-CR-99-025360
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
03/10/1999
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
WATER HEATER FACILITIES

27-CR-99-038579
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
04/08/1999
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
FIRE WARNING SYSTEM
ELECTRICAL OUTLETS AND FIXTURES
PLUMBING FIXTURES
INTERIOR

27-CR-99-039406
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
04/08/1999
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
STAIRWAYS AND PORCHES,HANDRAILS
FOUNDATIONS,ROOF,EXTERIOR WALLS,SURFACES

27-CR-99-039407
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
04/08/1999
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
FIRE WARNING SYSTEM
PLUMBING FIXTURES
INTERIOR
WINDOWS,EXTERIOR DOORS,HATCHWAYS

27-CR-99-039410
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
04/08/1999
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
INTERIOR
LOCKS REQUIRED

27-CR-99-080530
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
08/06/1999
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
GRADING AND DRAINAGE

27-CR-99-080548
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
08/06/1999
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
ELECTRICAL OUTLETS AND FIXTURES
INTERIOR

27-CR-99-097028
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
09/09/1999
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
WATER HEATER FACILITIES

27-CR-99-129177
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
12/23/1999
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
PLUMBING FIXTURES

27-CR-99-129178
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
12/23/1999
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
LOCKS REQUIRED
INTERIOR
WINDOES,EXTERIOR DOORS,HATCHWAYS
WINDOW SECURITY

27-CR-99-129184
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
12/23/1999
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
SCREENS
WINDOWS,EXTERIOR DOORS,HATCHWAYS
FOUNDATIONS,ROOF,EXTERIOR WALLS,SURFACES
RAINWATER DAMAGE
CONSTRUCTION,MAINTENANCE OF NON-DWELLING STRUCTURE

27-CR-00-057949
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
06/12/2000
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
GRADING AND DRAINAGE

27-CR-00-077831
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
08/03/2000
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
SCREENS
CONST,MAINT OF NON DWELLING STRUCTURES

27-CR-00-086179
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
09/08/2000
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
RAINWATER DRAINAGE
FOUNDATIONS,ROOF,EXTERIOR WALLS,SURFACES
FOUNDATIONS,ROOFS,EXTERIOR WALLS SURFACES

27-CR-00-086190
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
09/08/2000
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
SCREENS

27-CR-00-086193
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
09/08/2000
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
WINDOWS,ESTERIOR DOORS,HATCHWAYS

27-CR-00-086219
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
09/08/2000
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
SCREENS
WINDOWS,ESTERIOR DOORS,HATCHWAYS
FOUNDATIONS,ROOF,EXTERIOR WALLS,SURFACES
FOUNDATIONS,ROOFS,EXTERIOR WALLS,SURFACES
GRADING AND DRAINAGE

27-CR-02-002911
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
01/10/2002
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Brookdale
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
INOPERABLE VEHICLE ON PROPERTY
FAILURE TO SECURE UNFIT & VACATED BUILDING

27-CR-02-016003
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
02/11/2002
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
WINDOWS,DOORS,HATCHWAYS

27-CR-02-072475
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
08/06/2002
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
DRIVEWAYS AND PARKING AREAS
FAIL TO COMPLY W/ WRITTEN ORDER

27-CR-02-096672
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
11/26/2002
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
DRIVEWAYS AND PARKING AREAS

27-CR-02-102942
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
12/26/2002
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
SURFACING
DRIVEWAYS AND PARKING AREAS

27-CR-03-003740
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
01/09/2003
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
WINDOWS,EXTERIOR DOORS,HATCHWAYS

27-CR-03-015812
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
02/03/2003
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE OF NON-DWELLING STRUCTURE

27-CR-03-045144
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
06/30/2003
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
SURFACING

27-CR-03-064915
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
08/25/2003
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE OF NON-DWELLING STRUCTURE

27-CR-03-072655
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
10/06/2003
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
SCREENS
WINDWOS,EXTERIOR DOORS,HATCHWAYS

27-CR-03-082607
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
11/03/2003
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
CONSTRUCTION,MAINTENANCE OF NON-DWELLING STRUCTURE

27-CR-04-019045
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
03/18/2004
Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
Crim/Traf Mandatory
Closed
OCCUPY CONDEMNED BUILDING

52-VB-05-2994
N 27635
Gangestad, Howard Neil
08/25/1943
06/08/2005
Nicollet
Crim/Traf Non-Mand
Closed
Traffic - Speeding - Exceed Limit of 30 mph - Urban District

82-T2-05-025372
SO 004289
GANGESTAD, HOWARD NEIL
08/25/1943
10/20/2005
- Washington-Cottage Grove
Speeding-Petty Misd
Converted Closed
80/65

07-VB-09-3159
MPD83380
Gangestad, Howard Neil
08/25/1943
04/28/2009
Blue Earth
Smith, Norbert P.
Crim/Traf Non-Mand
Under Court Jurisdiction
Renting Property w/o a Rental License

OK, so that's all the stuff which comes from one portion of the Minnesota courts website, now here's stuff that comes from a different portion, basically all the civil suits. Keep in mind the civil suits portion of the Minnesota courts website doesn't list the birthday of the parties, unlike the criminal portion, so there's always a possibility one of these parties might be a different Howard Gangestad, and not the guy born in 1943.

27-CV-000451205 GANGESTAD,HOWARD VS WILLIAMS,STEPHANIE
09/17/1982
- Hennepin Civil
Conciliation Appeal
Closed

27-CV-000454592 JOHNSON,GREG,OWEN VS GANGESTAD,HOWARD
12/30/1982
- Hennepin Civil
Conciliation Appeal
Closed

27-CV-83-008781 GANGESTAD,HOWARD,N VS WOLF,NEIL
12/09/1983
- Hennepin Civil
Larson, Carroll E.
Conciliation Appeal
Closed

27-CV-84-016289 RANUM,MIKEAL VS GANGESTAD,HOWARD,N
10/25/1984
- Hennepin Civil
Contract
Closed

27-CV-87-014469 LARSON,CARL,C VS GANGESTAD,HOWARD,N
07/31/1987
- Hennepin Civil
Carey, Thomas H.
Contract
Closed


27-CV-87-021809 GLANDER,THOMAS,E VS HAMMANG,JOHN,T
11/19/1987
- Hennepin Civil
Posten, William S.
Contract
Closed

27-CV-88-013051 SCHULTZ,KEITH,A VS GANGESTAD,HOWARD,N
07/25/1988
- Hennepin Civil
Nord, Beryl A.
Civil Other/Misc.
Closed

27-CV-88-018934 GANGESTAD,HOWARD,N VS BOSTIC,RONALD,LEE
10/26/1988
- Hennepin Civil
Pierce, Delila F.
Contract
Closed

27-CV-89-004560 GANGESTAD,HOWARD,N VS PARENTEAU,AUDRA,J
03/16/1989
- Hennepin Civil
Odland, O. Harold
Conciliation Appeal
Closed

27-FA-000161171 HOWARD GANGESTAD PETITIONER VS REBECCA L. JOHNSON RESPONDENT
10/31/1989
- Hennepin Family
Aldrich, Stephen C.
Dissolution with Child
Closed

27-FA-000207573 GANGESTAD,HOWARD,NEIL VS GANGESTAD,MARLENE,FERREIRA
10/24/1994
- Hennepin Family
Daly,Margaret ,
Dissolution without Child
Closed

27-CV-94-019884 GARY NIEHAUS PLAINTIFF VS HOWARD GANGESTAD AND RIO HOT PROPERTIES, INC., A MINNESOTA CORPORATION DEFENDANT
12/22/1994
- Hennepin Civil
Larson, Gary R.
Contract
Closed

27-CV-HC-981202903 JUDGE, KIM VS GANGESTAD, HOWARD
12/02/1998
- Hennepin Housing
Rent Escrow
Closed

27-CV-98-019484 DAN ZAPPA PLAINTIFF VS HOWARD GANGESTAD D/B/A RIO HOT PROPERTIES DEFENDANT
12/28/1998
- Hennepin Civil
Hartigan, Bruce
Conciliation Appeal
Closed

27-CV-98-019485 GREAVU,PEGGY,A VS GANGESTAD,HOWARD,
12/28/1998
- Hennepin Civil
Alton, Ann Leslie
Conciliation Appeal
Closed

27-CV-99-013603 ASSOCIATED FINANCIAL SERVICES ASSIGNEE OF: HOWARD GANGESTAD PLAINTIFF VS DEOWN MARIE BATES DEFENDANT
09/20/1999
- Hennepin Civil
Transcript Judgment
Closed

27-CO-99-1220015 KEISHA SANFORD vs HOWARD GANGESTAD
12/20/1999
- Hennepin Civil
Conciliation - Housing
Closed


27-CV-HC-000508509 THE HENNEPIN COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE; HOWARD GANGESTAD VS ERVINE LAIRD
05/08/2000
- Hennepin Housing
Eviction (UD)
Closed

27-CO-00-0707075 HOWARD N GANGESTAD vs ART GIRARD
07/07/2000
- Hennepin Civil
Conciliation - Housing
Closed

27-CV-00-011914 GANGESTAD,HOWARD,N VS GIRARD,ART,
08/28/2000
- Hennepin Civil
Neville, Cara Lee
Conciliation Appeal
Closed

27-CV-HC-010831902 CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS VS HOWARD GANGESTAD
08/31/2001
- Hennepin Housing
Rent Escrow
Closed

27-CV-HC-010831903 CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS VS HOWARD GANGESTAD
08/31/2001
- Hennepin Housing
Rent Escrow
Closed

27-CV-01-014105 HOWARD GANGESTAD PLAINTIFF VS KEITH NEIL NELUMS DEFENDANT
09/11/2001
- Hennepin Civil
Default Judgment
Closed

27-CV-HC-011001900 CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS VS HOWARD GANGESTAD
10/01/2001
- Hennepin Housing
Rent Escrow
Closed

27-CV-HC-011001902 CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS VS HOWARD GANGESTAD
10/01/2001
- Hennepin Housing
Rent Escrow
Closed

27-CV-HC-011105900 CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS VS HOWARD GANGESTAD
11/05/2001
- Hennepin Housing
Rent Escrow
Closed

27-CV-HC-011105901 CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS VS HOWARD GANGESTAD
11/05/2001
- Hennepin Housing
Rent Escrow
Closed

27-CV-HC-011105902 CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS VS HOWARD GANGESTAD
11/05/2001
- Hennepin Housing
Rent Escrow
Closed

27-CV-HC-011105903 CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS VS HOWARD GANGESTAD
11/05/2001
- Hennepin Housing
Rent Escrow
Closed

27-CV-HC-011105904 CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS VS HOWARD GANGESTAD
11/05/2001
- Hennepin Housing
Rent Escrow
Closed

27-CV-01-018540 CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS PLAINTIFF VS HOWARD GANGESTAD DEFENDANT
12/06/2001
- Hennepin Civil
Default Judgment
Closed

27-CV-HC-020401902 CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS VS HOWARD GANGESTAD
04/01/2002
- Hennepin Housing
Rent Escrow
Closed

27-CO-02-0412011 JUSTICE YOUNGBLOOD vs HOWARD GANGESTAD
04/12/2002
- Hennepin Civil
Conciliation
Closed

27-CO-02-0624040 HOWARD N GANGESTAD vs EXPERIAN NCAC
06/24/2002
- Hennepin Civil
Conciliation
Closed

27-CV-HC-030303902 CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS VS HOWARD GANGESTAD
03/03/2003
- Hennepin Housing
Rent Escrow
Closed

27-CV-HC-030303903 CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS VS HOWARD GANGESTAD
03/03/2003
- Hennepin Housing
Rent Escrow
Closed

27-CO-03-0617038 HOWARD GANGESTAD vs WILLIE COLLINS, BARBARA MULLINS
06/17/2003
- Hennepin Civil
Conciliation
Closed

27-CO-03-0617039 HOWARD GANGESTAD vs ROY LEN MULLINS
06/17/2003
- Hennepin Civil
Conciliation
Closed

27-CO-03-0617040 HOWARD GANGESTAD vs BRYAN ALBERTSON
06/17/2003
- Hennepin Civil
Conciliation
Closed

27-CO-03-0814039 HOWARD GANGESTAD vs BRIAN ALBERTSON
08/14/2003
- Hennepin Civil
Conciliation
Closed

27-CO-03-0905016 HOWARD GANGESTAD vs TRANS UNION
09/05/2003
- Hennepin Civil
Conciliation
Closed

27-CV-04-000969 MINNESOTA PROPERTY INSURANCE PLACEMENT FACILITY AKA MINNESOTA FAIR PLAN VS JOANN P. SORENSON AND PARK VALLEY INSURANCE ANGENCY, INC., RIO HOT PROPERTIES, INC., HOWARD GANGESTAD, AND CRAIG S. MATTICE, JR
01/15/2004
- Hennepin Civil
Wexler, Thomas W.
Civil Other/Misc.
Closed
Please note: it is believed this "Craig Mattice, Jr." may be the deceased husband of "Joy The Cat lady," a beloved figure in North Minneapolis who has been blogged about here before, a selfless and saintly woman who devotes virtually her whole life to saving stray cats. It was an anonymous, unpublished comment alleging things about Howard Gangestad and "the cat lady's husband" which started an inquiry by this blog into Gangestad. Something tells me there might be something interesting here.


27-CV-HC-040827901 CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS VS HOWARD GANGESTAD
08/27/2004
- Hennepin Housing
Rent Escrow
Closed

62-S1-05-002357 HOWARD GANGESTAD vs. NORTHWEST TITLE AGENCY INC
06/08/2005
Ramsey Housing Conciliation
Conciliation
Converted Closed

27-CO-05-0808013 HOWARD GANGESTAD vs WAGNER STOLFO
08/08/2005
- Hennepin Civil
Conciliation
Closed

27-CO-06-0713041 RED HOT PROPERTIES INC, HOWARD GANGESTAD vs STACY BRONSON
07/13/2006
- Hennepin Civil
Conciliation - Housing
Closed

27-CO-07-0730058 HOWARD GANGESTAD vs RAYMOND PATRICK MCPARLAND II
07/30/2007
- Hennepin Civil
Conciliation
Closed

27-CV-HC-07-7216 PRINCESS NINA MILES vs HOWARD GANGESTAD
08/30/2007
- Hennepin Housing
Rent Escrow
Closed-Physical File Destroyed

27-CV-07-18442 Howard Gangestad vs Brian Albertson
09/07/2007
- Hennepin Civil
Transcript Judgment
Closed

27-CV-HC-07-8080 HOWARD GANGESTAD vs Dierra Bennett
09/26/2007
- Hennepin Housing
Eviction (UD)
Closed

27-CV-HC-07-10249 WELLS FARGO BANK NA vs Howard N Gangestad, Silvana Gangestad, KAY DEMARS, John Doe and Mary Roe
12/11/2007
- Hennepin Housing
Eviction (UD)
Closed

(JNS blog asks, "Ooooooh. Who is Silvana? Why does that name sound so...Russian?)

ADDENDUM, MARCH 16, 2011: I am told Howie's third wife is, in fact, from Brazil and Howie travels to Brazil yearly. Though it is not factually inaccurate to say the name "sounds Russian" I am making this addendum to point out reliable information says she's from Brazil.

27-CV-08-818 AMERICAN EXPRESS vs Howard Gangestad
12/20/2007
- Hennepin Civil
Default Judgment
Closed

27-CV-08-21621 INTER SAVINGS BANK FSB vs Howard N Gangestad
08/15/2008
- Hennepin Civil
Default Judgment
Closed

27-CO-08-0826044 MALORIE HAMILTON vs HOWARD GANGESTAD
08/26/2008
- Hennepin Civil
Conciliation
Closed

27-CV-HC-09-5919 Federal National Mortgage Association vs HOWARD N GANGESTAD, Silvana Gangestad, John Doe and Mary Roe
07/22/2009
- Hennepin Housing
Eviction (UD)
Closed

27-CV-HC-09-5920 Federal National Mortgage Association vs HOWARD GANGESTAD, Silvana Gangestad, John Doe and Mary Roe
07/22/2009
- Hennepin Housing
Eviction (UD)
Closed

27-CO-10-137 Howard Gangestad vs Paul Kusterman, Correctional Transition Services Inc
01/07/2010
- Hennepin Civil
Conciliation
Closed

27-CO-10-140 Howard Gangestad vs Judith Anderson, Ronald Anderson
01/07/2010
- Hennepin Civil
Conciliation
Closed

27-CV-10-19634 HIGHLAND BANK vs Howard N Gangestad
08/12/2010
- Hennepin Civil
Zimmerman, Lloyd B.
Contract
Closed

Wow. Howie, what a ride.

This list forced me to ask: what is the cost in taxpayer dollars to have a slumlord doing business in Hennepin County? And by taxpayer dollars I mean, specifically, the money spent for judges and prosecutors? I don't think our city can afford slumlords. Slumlords need to be shut down, especially in North Minneapolis where they have propagated like gypsy moths.

It should be noted that Howie gets quite a few mentions on a certain "landlord politics" blog.

Note to self: read landlord politics blog in detail, look for the names of slumlords, make sure this blog hasn't missed any.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know of at least one house that Howie sold to TJ Waconia as well.

For whatever that's worth.

Johnny Northside! said...

So you say, but can you provide an address? If it's true, it won't be hard at all to look up in city property records. Help me out?

And, um, by the way...

I need a list of all the Gangestad properties. I don't have that, even though I can pull up his court stuff pretty easy. Just throwing it out there. I need that. Could really use that. Don't even email me, just post it here if anybody has it...I'll look it over, check it, if it's legit I will post it and make use of it.

Johnny Northside! said...

I received a "not intended for publication" comment about somebody who owns a "Howie/TJ Waconia Double Whammy" property and loves, loves, loves it and got a good price.

Congrats, NoMi home owner.

Johnny Northside! said...

Received a promise from a potential source to provide me the "Howie list." I am excited!

Source says there is no connection between Howie and TJ Waconia. I never asserted there was, but apparently at least one property can be documented to have passed through the hands of both, according to another source.

Here's a taste of the info that's apparently coming:
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4118 Fremont is a current contract for deed that is bogus and tax delinquent as well - a number of his properties are moving toward default.

CamdenGuy said...

It's amazing that anybody missed Howie. He's been in housing in the area for +/- 20 years. He used to be, in his own words, a "slumlord." He seems to have moved from owning rental units to fixing up and re-selling houses, as he did with one near my house. I went through the house and the upgrades were nice. I can't speak to the legality, or quality of the updates, but make sure you check the dates on things. He freely admits that he was a slumlord, but says he's not now.

Anonymous said...

You still need to talk to the "cat lady" about how Howie screwed her by usng her now dead husband's credit and now she has terrible credit and a huge tax liability. She can also tell you how Howie also screwed over his own son down in Mankato!!! Also, the Crystal police department need a push to charge him with some financial crimes that they can charge him with!

Johnny Northside! said...

To the poster who keeps posting stuff about Howie and the cat lady, which I have held off from publishing for now...

Look, first of all, you already inspired me to dig into Howie Gangestad, whose "low on the radar" profile had eluded even me.

But don't just tell me to "go dig this up." I have a zillion things to dig up. So send me something more solid and I will publish it, or maybe I'll dig more but, really, I can't be everywhere at once. How about you send PDF's of some documents to my email or something? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

How about you remove the Amazon ads that make this site do damn slow.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately I no loner live in Minnesota, but I will try to get the retired cop who has the file on Howie that the Crystal Police have to forward some of it to me and I can then send it to you.

The Hawthorne Hawkman said...

Given the political cluster bomb of Paul Kusterman and CTI that went down last year, I'd be interested in that case.

Anonymous said...

Craig "Buzz" Mattice Jr was also involved in some unique property transactions. Plenty of info on this former beloved MPD officer.

More on Howie:
http://www.landlordpolitics.com/gangestad.html

Johnny Northside! said...

Regarding the Amazon ads: we have hardly any Amazon adds, a couple dozen on old posts.

Johnny Northside! said...

Unless you mean the Amazon widgets?

Johnny Northside! said...

Word reaches me I may have a list of Gangestad properties in my hands by Monday.

Krystle said...

Can someone please explain to me the TJ Waconia cases? I purchased a NoMi home and under my special assessments is says: "Tra Assessment Tra Assessment; Tj Waconia Court Case 27-Cv-08-7880"

Johnny Northside! said...

Krystle: It's a very large ball of wax but, in a nutshell, Thomas Balko and Jon Helgason--who were in control of an entity called TJ Waconia--went to prison for investor fraud.

They owned a whole lot of properties in North Minneapolis and the properties fell into other hands. Many went back on the market and, it appears, you own one.

As for the assessment, however, I have no idea what that is or why it's on your special assessments.

Johnny Northside! said...

Just got the following info from a reliable source in regard to Howie Gangestad.
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He is also Recife and Reo Hot - he also holds property
in his son's name and used a whole bunch of blind partners down through the years.
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Johnny Northside! said...

Oh, exciting. More info from the same source:
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1998 - 2002 or so he was really busy - at one point he owned 3507 (small alley house second in on Morgan - and rented it to a drug and
gun runner that was arrested in the lowry/emerson dry cleaner bust - contract for deed BTW -
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Johnny Northside! said...

In regard to 3507 Morgan Ave. N.

Yes, I can see Gangstad's name is associated with that property on the records. It's currently owned by somebody else but his name comes up in 2006 in the records of that property.

Anonymous said...

I live over on 35th and James and last summer I was walking my dog and saw workmen in 3507 Morgan N, so I asked if I could take a look. Who ever was remodeling the house did a super job on the inside, so it was nice to see that going on in our neighborhood!

Anonymous said...

So is this person a slumlord? I cannot tell because the picture is not of a property they own.

Anonymous said...

Poor Howie is just a crooked drunk. He has been screwing people over for years by using their credit because his is worthless. He is comical - I used to watch him on Cable 6 when they had a cable show run by Charlie Disney and the property right's group and he would go to the open mike "hammered" and babble on about the rental business....but he was entertaining at least!

Johnny Northside! said...

Two remarks published above that I sat on for a while, the remark at 2:15 PM and the one at 8:56 PM.

As of a few hours ago I did talk to "the cat lady," who told me a specific and detailed story about Howie Gangestad screwing her over financially after her husband died.

Didn't have time to talk long. She had cats to save. But there is definitely some dirt out there and I am going to go after it.

Anonymous said...

Good for you! The cat lady is a saint and Howie must pay for the wrongs he comitted against her!

Anonymous said...

Good God! What does it take to have our court system put this guy away?

Anonymous said...

Hell, I like the guy...he's just trying to make a buck in a completely cracked system. People need affordable housing, but affordable housing does not and should not always = nice housing. So, why spaz out on a guy who buys cheap housing and rents it out to shitty tenants. Somebody has to do it and I'm glad Howie is the man to do it. You want nice housing? Get a job, contribute to society, and move out of the ghetto...boom roasted

NoMi Passenger said...

Yeah, slumlords tend to like each other. Birds of a feather and all that.

Anonymous said...

Howie owns another "rental" property at 3446 Sheridan. No rental license with the city.Has not paid property taxes. A "condemnation" order on the door. What happened to his last hispanic renters? They haven't paid rent since Oct. Water turned off. Today, the property is being showed for another renter. Called 311 to report. They will look into it! yeh....he gets away with not following the rules.

Johnny Northside! said...

Did you write down the case number that 311 gave you? I love to see that stuff published in blog posts so we all have a trail of records to follow.

Johnny Northside! said...

I received a reply to the response above which I am not publishing per the poster's (implied) request but this situation has apparently been reported to 311.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone anything about the house on 3450 Sheridan?