State of Minnesota

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 DNRĀ 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…