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E. Coli shuts down beaches

E. Coli shuts down beaches

Tobias Khabie

September 2, 2019

When E. Coli forced multiple lakes around the Twin Cities to close, sophomore Thomas Hanson said he was disappointed because he couldn't complete his sailing license. “One of the tests we had to do to get our sailing license was in (Lake of the) Isles, but we couldn’t, so I couldn’t get my ...

Local lake name sparks controversy

Local lake name sparks controversy

Ben Sanford

May 9, 2019

Large controversy surrounds the name of Bde Maka Ska, with some thinking it should go back to its name as of late 2017, Lake Calhoun. The President of the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, Brad Bourn, said the lake is an important part of Minnesota, sparking many opinions. “I think that ev...

State renames Minneapolis lake

State renames Minneapolis lake

Samantha Klepfer

February 14, 2018

On the morning of Jan. 29, signs with only the name Bde Maka Ska replaced old ones at Lake Calhoun, officially changing the name of the biggest lake in Minneapolis, according to the Star Tribune. Newly retired Park Board commissioner Scott Vreeland said this project started a long time ago. “We had talked about it a few year...

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