Statue Of Another Explorer May Get Revised MessageThe feats of explorers Christopher Columbus and Lief Erikson are now both under scrutiny by Minnesota lawmakers who are trying to rewrite the sayings on their Capitol mall statues.
Minnesota Lawmakers Want Columbus Statue Re-EngravedA Minnesota Capitol mall statue honoring explorer Christopher Columbus is the target of new legislation that seeks to recast his role. A bill introduced Wednesday by more than a dozen lawmakers would order an architecture board to change the engraving on the 86-year-old statue's pedestal.
Minneapolis Council Votes To Rename Columbus DayIt's been debated for years, but now the city of Minneapolis is looking at legally renaming Columbus Day. It's been a federal holiday since 1937, though not all states observe it.