Letter to Editor re Lake Calhoun: Keep the Name

The following letter to the editor was published in the Star Tribune on September 24, 2015

Letter to Editor re Lake Calhoun: Keep the Name

I think Peter Bell’s position is correct (“Calhoun name focus prompts resignation,” Sept. 23).  Let’s put the Civil War behind us. With due respect to the Dakota name Mde Maka Ska, it is hard to remember, hard to pronounce and hard to spell. Lake Calhoun is a popular lake in Hennepin County. If a poll were taken in the county, it is my belief that the majority of respondents would favor keeping the name they like: Lake Calhoun. Personally, I have yet to meet a single person who favors this change. My other thought: When you have an advisory panel of 21 people, they have to find something to do.

Richard Doyle, Edina