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.