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

MinnPost photo by Kristoffer Tigue
Rashad Turner

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.”

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Comments (6)

  1. Submitted by Tim Smith on 02/12/2016 - 03:35 pm.


    There is zero proof of the break in and, assuming it did, there is zero proof it was related to his activism. So why does he act like he knows it is?

  2. Submitted by Jeff Michaels on 02/13/2016 - 07:56 am.

    Death Threats

    If I am going to kill another person I don’t give them a heads-up. Death threats are made by people with no intent of carrying them out. Oswald, Ray and Sirhan did not issue a death threat to the people they killed. Neither did Mark David Chapman.

    People invariably make death threat claims when public opinion is against them.

  3. Submitted by Connie Sullivan on 02/13/2016 - 02:12 pm.

    What may be the issue here is simply a badly written news article. No good reporter would leave so many unanswered questions in the air, by not even asking them.

    I am sympathetic to the fact that this activist may be running scared, with all the threats he’s received, but it does seem he’s jumped to the conclusion that his activism, and those threats, are tied to a burglary attempt at his home.

    • Submitted by RB Holbrook on 02/16/2016 - 09:01 am.

      What is the Issue

      I see the issue here is that so many are willing to conclude that an in-your-face African American activist is lying, exaggerating, or, to put it in more genteel terms, “jumping to conclusions.” The linked article never said that he thought the break-in was related to his activism, only that the threats he receives make him more wary

      Of course, that would be how they think, wouldn’t it? Always letting their imaginations run wild.

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