quickly obtain suitable stock photos I sometimes just use what I've got)
One of my faithful blog readers sent me an email and I asked permission to republish it, minus the name. I'm glad to see that my readers do their own digging into their own stories, but then it's a question of where they will publish their information...
Facebook forums like North Vent are wildly popular in my rapidly-transforming neighborhood, but not completely anonymous.
So despite the popularity of these Northside Facebook forums--which I happily admit have eclipsed the muckraking role of this blog--there is still a place for this blogger, especially when people want to cough up info but don't want to be linked to the info.
And thus this email, as follows, links added by JNS blog:
Kesone Dorsey Burns (DOB 11/02/83) only has traffic violations on his MNCIS record, which I pulled up to check. He does have an interesting little trail of civil cases, including one that references Goff Holdings LLC.
The Goff Holdings case is an eviction action, and it followed on the heels of two other eviction actions by different companies against Kesone Burns. There's also a child support case.
Based on what I see in the online record, it may be that an eviction action was filed but eviction didn't actually take place. It's hard to say. Burns certainly has a connection to that address, and so does Goff Holdings LLC. But there's no indication Burns is what I'd call a "bad guy," at least not based upon his record in Minnesota.
But it is the habit of JNS blog to go where reader interest leads and, in this case, reader interest leads to 3319 Aldrich Ave. N.
And, in North Minneapolis, landowners with the word "Holdings" in the name of their LLC must be watched closely. Generally they appear upon my radar in a minor way and then within a year or two, watch out, the whole show has gone south like a flock of Canada geese, leaving a trail of fetid droppings all the way to South America.
As it turns out, this isn't the first time I've heard of "Goff Holdings, LLC." In 2013 yet ANOTHER reader sent me an email, mentioning researching some properties for sale in North Minneapolis and coming across "Goff Holdings" on certain listings.
That reader wrote as follows:
Mmmm hmmm. The out-of-neighborhood investors drink their fine wine and kick back with soft feet upon antique mahogany tables, leaving our neighborhood to stew in its longstanding historical misery. When called to account for the suffering they create to make a filthy buck to squander on high living, they wrap themselves in an American flag and shout "capitalism" until they are hoarse.
And by the way...
This blogger isn't going to get into a whole big thing about the use of that MLS photo. It is used here for purposed of First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, contrasting the opulent, upscale lifestyle of the Goffs with the downscale, run-down houses they are involved with in North Minneapolis. The photo is not being used to market houses but for pure political speech.
I look forward to the next time I hear the name "Goff Holdings LLC." Now, like Paul Bertelson in 2009, they are "on my radar."