January 12th, 2016
By Carol A. Overland and Alan Muller, Special to the News
She was a complex person, not easily described in a few words. Did you know she was a serious saxophone player? Animals in need would show up at her farm, and she’d take them in. Her life’s artwork filled the Northfield Arts Guild in “Retrospective” showing, and she organized the “Farm Art” show tour years ago.
Her activism and advocacy put her on the front lines, with her many successes coming at a high personal cost, such as stress, assassinated ducks, animal parts strewn on her mailbox, and impacts on her health.
November 24th, 2015
The threads are being taken down, but many have screenshots. Interesting that some of the comments on the City Pages article have disappeared, names were named in those disappearing threads, at least one showed up in comments, and surprise, and at least one has disappeared as well.
UPDATE: Saigamarine released, to others arrested. Here’s the “connect the dots” piece: REVEALED: Accused Minneapolis shooters fascinated with guns, militia groups and the Confederacy.
UPDATE: Two arrests so far… 23 y.o. white male in Bloomington, and 32 y.o. Hispanic male in south Mpls.
For several nights running there have been white supremacists coming to the 4th Precinct, their online stated intent to shake things up and hurt people.
Here’s advice from one of them:
Don’t buy equipment in front of a video camera and then go Dindu Hunting before the data gets erased. (You probably have no way of knowing how long it is kept, if it was erased or even recorded.) It will be used against you.
Wait a few weeks, have patience, don’t get greedy. One Testimony (slain Dindu) that can’t be traced beats 50 that got you killed/captured and tortured. It makes the Dindus think that the “enemy” is everywhere. That causes them to lash out at the wrong people.
Here’s Minnesota’s criminal statute regarding terroristic threats:
Whoever threatens, directly or indirectly, to commit any crime of violence with purpose to terrorize another or to cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly, vehicle or facility of public transportation or otherwise to cause serious public inconvenience, or in a reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than five years or to payment of a fine of not more than $10,000, or both. As used in this subdivision, “crime of violence” has the meaning given “violent crime” in section 609.1095, subdivision 1, paragraph (d).
Subd. 2.Communicates to terrorize.Whoever communicates to another with purpose to terrorize another or in reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror, that explosives or an explosive device or any incendiary device is present at a named place or location, whether or not the same is in fact present, may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than three years or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both.
November 23rd, 2015
November 6th, 2015
From the “What the Hell is Wrong with People” department: The report of Jodie Marie Burchard-Risch’s assault of another customer at the Coon Rapids Applebee’s was pretty disturbing — Burchard-Risch started yelling at her, threw a drink on her and then smashed her in the face with a beer mug because she didn’t like that she wasn’t speaking English. Clearly doesn’t get the concept that she doesn’t rule the world, and that her rights end at someone else’s nose. It seems that the management at Applebee’s handled it well, tried to eject her, and then after the assault followed her until she was arrested.
There’s a gofundme site for Asma who was attacked.
Here’s something important — this Burchard-Risch woman is really a peach. Check out all the alcohol and traffic charges and convictions. This is at least a 2nd assault, and also likely alcohol is a factor here. There’s an established pattern of behavior, and she’s someone in need of treatment. She’s way off the charts:
Hope the prosecutor and judge push for a stint in jail and a long probation and mandatory treatment.
There’s been a lot of news coverage:
Minneapolis Star Tribune – 1 hour ago
Jodie Burchard-Risch, 43, of Ramsey, was charged Monday in Anoka County District Court with third-degree assault. Burchard-Risch was dining Friday with her husband when she overheard the woman, who was sitting in a nearby booth, according to the …
Minnesota Public Radio News – 1 hour ago
A Muslim advocacy group in Minnesota is calling for hate crime charges to be filed in an attack on a woman at a restaurant in suburban Minneapolis. A criminal complaint says Jodie Burchard-Risch is accused of striking the Muslim woman with a beer mug …
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press – 9 minutes ago
Jodie Marie Burchard-Risch, 43, was charged Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, with third degree assault for allegedly striking a woman at a Coon Rapids Applebee’s restaurant because the woman was speaking a foreign language. (Photo courtesy Anoka County …
Rick Kupchella’s BringMeTheNews – 5 hours ago
An apparent assault led to charges against a Ramsey woman after authorities say she attacked another female patron at the Applebee’s in Coon Rapids. KSTP reports Jodie Burchard-Risch, 43, was dining at the restaurant with her husband on Friday when …
13WMAZ – 21 hours ago
COON RAPIDS, Minn. – A woman is charged with assault for allegedly smashing a beer mug across a diner’s face at a local Applebee’s — all because the victim wasn’t speaking English, according to the complaint. Jodie Marie Burchard-Risch, 43, was …
FOX 29 News Philadelphia – 2 hours ago
Jodie Marie Burchard-Risch, 43, of Ramsey and her husband were eating at the Applebee’s at 129th Street NW on Oct. 30, according to the criminal complaint. Witnesses say the pair was upset that the victim, who was sitting in a booth next to them, was …
KSTP.com – Nov 5, 2015
They both said that a woman identified as 43-year-old Jodie Marie Burchard-Risch of Ramsey was at the restaurant with her husband, and another woman was seated at a booth next to Burchard-Risch. The managers said Burchard-Risch and her husband …
WJON News – Nov 5, 2015
Jodie Burchard-Risch was charged Monday with third-degree assault in Anoka County District Court. She was arrested Friday shortly after the incident at Applebee’s in Coon Rapids. Burchard-Risch is accused of yelling at the woman, who was sitting in a …
WXOW.com – Nov 5, 2015
COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) – A 43-year-old woman is accused of attacking another woman because she didn’t speak English while they were dining separately at a restaurant in the Twin Cities. Jodie Burchard-Risch was charged Monday with third-degree …
CBS Local – 14 hours ago
COON RAPIDS, Minn. (WCCO) — Asma Mohamed Jama’s face now carries the scars from what she says was an unprovoked attack inside the Applebee’s on 129th Avenue in Coon Rapids. Jama was with her cousins and a total of four children having dinner …
October 31st, 2015
From a U.S. Forest Service tour, happening right now, here in our “office” for the morning:
Mather Lodge at Petit Jean State Park was redone in 2010 to bring it back to its 1930s splendor.
Finished in 1935, idea was to build a park lodge in National Park Service style of rustic architecture. In 1906, there was a lot of timber cutting, there was a mill called the Fowler Mill, owned by Ft. Smith lumber company, doing very well at the turn of the century. The lumber hired a Dr. Hardiston, who grew to love the area, and pushed the company to donate the area, and that idea simmered for a while.
By 1916, the army was released from their caretaking of National Parks. National Park Service formed in 1916, and were looking for a special person, and that was “Mather,” Steven Mather, owned the “Twenty Mule Team Borax” company. Dr. Hardiston went to see Steven Mather to get this area as a National Park, Hardiston and board did a “feasibility study” riding their horses around, got 1,100 acres, and so when he met with Mather, they joined forces to create the park. What Mather proposed, due to low numbers of acres, was to put together a National Conference of State Parks, where National service would come in with design help. Hardiston went to the state legislator in 1923, first proposal for a state park in Arkansas, and Petit Jean became a state park in March 1923. At this time, there was nothing here but woods and gravel roads and a few paths.
After the crash, Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps, and they created camps who went around and built infrastructure. Dr. Hardiston petitioned for a camp for Petit Jean, and got it, a veteran camp of WWI vets. National Park Service joined with CCC and drew up plans for the park, even though it’s a state park. There’s an old chimney and a statute, and that is where the camp was. It was named for Mather because of his contributions to make this park happen — no other park has a Mather lodge.
It was one of the projects designed by the National Park Service, all the details including walls, trails, and all the buildings. An engineer, Samuel Davies, came up, and brought his son too, and he became Superintendent.
There was some community division as this got going, but they started holding community dances, and they got community support.
They built the lodge with the resources on site, the logs and stone, if they weren’t stone masons to start, they became stone masons.
There were 8 cottages originally, and more later. The original lodge rooms were small, and standards have changed, then there was just a small room, with a bathroom down the hall. There’s a swimming pool now, the first one built in the 60s, and the one today built a few years ago.
And off the go to tour another area of the lodge! And so off we go to check out another part of Arkansas!