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Minnesota DNR can rename Lake Calhoun as Bde Maka Ska, high court rules


Brian Peterson - Star Tribune file

In August, Minneapolis park workers installed new placards to bestow the new lake name on the parkways surrounding while the fight played out in court.

The Minnesota Supreme Court ended the yearslong legal dispute over what to call the biggest lake in Minneapolis with these words: "Under Minnesota law, the body of water that was Lake Calhoun is now Bde Maka Ska."

On Wednesday morning, the high court ruled the state Department of Natural Resources had the authority to rename the lake with its original Dakota name in 2018.


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