MN Appeals Court Reverses Mde Maka Ska Name Restoration

The Minnesota Court of Appeals today ruled invalid the long-fought citizen process to restore the name Bde Maka Ska to Lake Calhoun. The reason? Some obscure law that said the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources couldn’t approve a name change for a lake after the lake had the name for 40 years. After that, it’s apparently up to the state legislature to approve the name changes.

Read the Star Tribune story: Bde Maka Ska is Lake Calhoun again, Court of Appeals rules for the details.

Heartfelt sympathies to all who worked long and hard for the name restoration and hope for a better outcome as the debate continues.

One thought on “MN Appeals Court Reverses Mde Maka Ska Name Restoration

  1. If I remember correctly, this was a risk that existed when the decision was made. Since it’s the appeals court that overturned the name, perhaps the MN Supreme Court is the next stop?

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