The following article by Eric Roper was published in the July 15, 2015 issue of the Star Tribune.
County Studies Calhoun Name Change
Hennepin County outlines a legal process but the Park board isn’t sure it has the authority.
Attorneys at Hennepin County believe it is legally possible to change the name of Lake Calhoun, but the process must follow specific steps largely involving the county government.
A memo circulated to county commissioners last week indicates that the county would be in the driver’s seat should a renaming petition be formally submitted. That’s in contrast to the earlier discussion by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the entity that owns the land.
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