MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board voted Wednesday night to officially change the name of Lake Calhoun Park to Bde Maka Ska Park.

The Minneapolis Park Board already changed the name of Lake Calhoun to Bde Maka Ska in 2018.

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Not everyone is on board with the changes. Save Lake Calhoun Chairman Tom Austin says most of the homeowners on the lake did not support a name change when asked in a 2017 petition.

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Minneapolis Park Board’s Administration and Finance Committee approved a measure last month to rename parkland, parkways and roads with the “Calhoun” name.

The board is accepting online public comments on the street name changes until July 1, and a public comment hearing will be held until Aug. 7.

Comments (4)
  1. Kevin Ol says:

    Just stop the idiocy, you can’t change history by changing names. What a waste of taxpayer money, these idiots should be fired.

  2. Let’s be sure that whoever made these changes has the power this time….

    Agreed Kevin Ol. This is a ridiculous waste of taxpayer money, go find something else to argue about.

  3. Judy Boudreau says:

    I don’t know who the homeowners on the lake are who “did not support a name change when asked in a 2017 petition.” As someone in the East Calhoun neighborhood, I was never asked to participate in a survey. How many people actually were asked to respond? I support the name change to Bde Maka Ska. Less money would have been wasted if others had respect for the history and didn’t fight the change with law suits.

  4. Tommy Johnson says:

    #LakeformerlyknowasCalhoun