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Minnesota's highest court rules state has authority to change name of Lake Calhoun back to its Dakota name

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A divided Minnesota Supreme Court ruled today the DNR does have the authority to change the name of a popular lake back to its original Dakota name the state court of appeals ruled in April that the agency overstepped its authority in January twenty eight eighteen when they change the name of lake Calhoun today McCosker Hennepin county asked the DNR for the change because lake Calhoun was named for pro slavery former vice president John Calhoun but some nearby property owners

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