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Minneapolis Park Board renames Calhoun parkways after Bde Maka Ska


August 22, 2019

David Joles – Star Tribune

Crews will install new placards for some of the roads starting Thursday.

The name "Calhoun" will disappear from the roads ringing Bde Make Ska/Lake Calhoun after the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board voted Wednesday to rename four parkways with the original Dakota name.

Park Board commissioners, who voted 7-2 to make the change, said it was a small step to undo the presence of the lake's namesake, John C. Calhoun - the politician who advocated for slavery and the removal of American Indians from their lands in the early 19th century - and teach people about the land's indigenous history.


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