MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board says Lake Calhoun is history.

They are now calling the lake by its Dakota Name, Bde Maka Ska.

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners voted to change the name of the popular Minneapolis Lake.

Then the Minnesota DNR approved it, too.

Supporters of the name change say former vice president John Calhoun supported slavery.

County and state lawmakers say they’re thankful for advocates who made this happen.

The name of the lake is officially Bde Maka Ska. The name was recorded by Hennepin County last Tuesday, Jan. 23, and on Monday, Jan. 29, it was published in the State register.

Comments (2)
  1. The Dakota Name, Bde Maka Ska translates directly to “Lake Trump”

    1. Hal Sanders says:

      Not hardly. Those responsible for these were your local Democrat officials who are still looking for somethinfg to make them worth their. keep

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