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Black Lives Matter St. Paul leader Rashad Turner threatened at home

Plus: DNR considering stocking Mille Lacs; Mia rediscovers lost Minneapolis illustrator; Art Shanty Projects; and more.

Rashad Turner
MinnPost photo by Kristoffer Tigue

Scary. The Pioneer Press’ Mara H. Gottfried reports, “The leader of Black Lives Matter St. Paul, who said he’s received death threats over social media in the past, reported that an armed man showed up at his door early Thursday. … Rashad Turner told police that the man tried to break into his St. Paul apartment. … ‘I’m shook up, but I know this is … part of being a freedom fighter or fighting for justice,’ he said Thursday.”

Can stocking solve Mille Lacs Lake’s problems? The DNR is looking into it, according to the Brainerd Dispatch: “The next meeting of the Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory Committee will take place 5:30-9 p.m. Feb. 16, at Garrison City Hall, 27069 Central St. in Garrison, the DNR said in its Mille Lacs newsletter. … DNR Fisheries staff will provide an update on plans for experimentally stocking Mille Lacs with walleye this spring, and Fisheries managers Dale Logsdon and Doug Schultz will present background information and examples of walleye stocking in other Minnesota lakes. Tom Jones, DNR regional fisheries treaty coordinator, will provide a presentation on hooking mortality. Don Pereira, DNR Fisheries chief, will briefly present some preliminary information on potential open water season regulations, which the committee will discuss in more depth at their subsequent meeting at 5:30-9 p.m. Feb. 24 at Izaty’s Golf Resort.”

“Who is Richard Holzschuh?” asks the Southwest Journal’s Dylan Thomas, in an article on a new exhibit at Mia: “Until very recently, even Google wouldn’t have been much help answering that question. But now the obscure Minneapolis illustrator is the subject of a surprising and utterly charming exhibition of prints and drawings that is a must-see for anyone visiting the museum with kids. … The improbable story behind the exhibition begins with an unexpected call to Tom Rassieur, Mia’s John E. Andrus III Curator of Prints and Drawings. The voice on the other end of the line introduced himself as Jim Hogan.”

Still time to see the art shanties on White Bear Lake. Photographer Jill Emmer documented this year’s entries in photos on her blog: “The Art Shanty Projects are up and running. Every weekend in February. I am honored to be their official photographer. Last weekend I went with my husband and kids and we had a blast touring this little frozen art village.”

In other news…

Man Tasered, arrested in skyway settles lawsuit against St. Paul police. [Star Tribune]

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“Times Writer David Carr Remembered by His Daughter a Year After His Death” [Observer]

Target’s HR chief jumped ship for Alibaba. [Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal]

Minneapolis kitten survives 13-story fall. [BluePearl Veterinary Partners]

Take a look: “LeVar Burton speaks at Augsburg College on Feb. 13” [Augsburg]

The perfect Valentine for the pea lover in your life. [Stuff About Minneapolis]