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.READ MORE: Nurses Return To Work At Plymouth's WestHealth After 3-Day Strike
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners voted to change the name of the popular Minneapolis Lake.
Then the Minnesota DNR approved it, too.READ MORE: Biden Admin. Orders Study That Could Mean 20-Year Ban On Copper Mining Near BWCA
Supporters of the name change say former vice president John Calhoun supported slavery.
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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.