Lake Calhoun

Minnesota’s top court to hear Lake Calhoun-Bde Maka Ska case

Hennepin County asked the DNR for the lake name change because Lake Calhoun was named for pro-slavery former Vice President John Calhoun. But some nearby property owners challenged it. (Photo by Brian Peterson)ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Supreme Court will decide whether the state DNR has the authority to change the name of Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis to its…

DNR approves Lake Calhoun name change

Hennepin County asked the DNR for the lake name change because Lake Calhoun was named for pro-slavery former Vice President John Calhoun. But some nearby property owners challenged it. (Photo by Brian Peterson)The Minnesota DNR announced Thursday, Jan. 18 that the State of Minnesota has approved changing the name of Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis to Bde Maka Ska (pronounced Bah-Day-Ma-Kah-Ska). The…