Re: Changing the Name of Lake Calhoun

The following is a letter to the Editor of the Star Tribune that was submitted on September 29th, but not published.

Re: Changing the Name of Lake Calhoun


We are writing to respond to a statement in an article in the September 26th Star Tribune about Lake Calhoun.

“The growing debate surrounding the lake’s name has intensely divided Minneapolis residents.”

We do not believe Minneapolis residents are divided at all. Those who desire to change the name of Lake Calhoun to a name that is hard to spell and difficult to pronounce are in the minority–a very vocal minority.
Arlene Fried
Co-founder of Park Watch
Harvey Ettinger
Member of Park Watch