Even if you don’t agree with it, you have to acknowledge the Minneapolis Park Board’s response to the venture capitalist behind the effort to overturn the renaming of Lake Calhoun to Bde Maka Ska.
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If the Park Board can’t change the name, if the Hennepin County Board can’t change the name, if the DNR can’t change the name, and if the Minnesota Legislature can’t change the name, who can change the name? Read more →
Developer who once asked what good Dakota Indians have ever done explains his Lake Calhoun love
Sometimes it takes bullying to recalibrate the arrogance of the majority and pull a civilized world out of the darkness of its ignorance. Read more →
And now this message from Save Lake Calhoun
Someone hacked the website of the group trying to restore the name of Bde Maka Ska. Read more →
Venture capitalist is behind Save Lake Calhoun group
It’s always been a little difficult to determine who is behind the Save Lake Calhoun newspaper ads that have lobbied against a name change of the lake that honors former Vice President John C. Calhoun, the architect of forced Native American relocation and an ardent supporter of slavery. Now we know.
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A low bar for ‘extremism’
It doesn’t take much to be characterized as an “extremist” anymore; you pretty much just have to have a different position on a civic or political issue. Read more →
Ex-Metropolitan Council Chair Peter Bell is defending his decision to quit an advisory board on changes to Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun because the group focused too much on diversity and a name change. Read more →
Chargoggag… etc. revisited
Did you know there’s a Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg? I do (I even know how to pronounce it) and today it got me in trouble on Twitter because I did what I usually do with NewsCut, I connected unrelated (though interesting) facts with something that’s currently in the news, in this case the effort to rename Lake Read more →