Petition seeks to rename Lake Calhoun for Wellstone


MinnPost staff Another name emerges. The Southwest Journal’s Dylan Thomas reports: “A petition to rename Lake Calhoun after the late Sen. Paul Wellstone made its way to the Hennepin County Board in October, about a week before a scheduled public hearing on two other name-change proposals for the lake. … In May, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board put its support behind efforts to restore the name Bde Maka Ska, or “White Earth Lake” in Dakota. The Park Board added Bde Maka Ska to Lake Calhoun signage this spring. … The change recognized years of campaigning by community members to remove from the lake the name Calhoun, which for many is indelibly linked to the country’s history of slavery and racism.”So many things come back to...

Petition seeks to rename Lake Calhoun for Wellstone

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