Vandal hits Lake Calhoun sign day after name vote

MINNEAPOLIS - Signage at Lake Calhoun has been vandalized a day after the Minneapolis Park Board voted to advocate changing the name of the lake back to its original Dakota tribe name, Bde Maka Ska.

The sign was spray painted with the words "Let the community decide."

On Wednesday, The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board unanimously approved a plan to change Lake Calhoun's name. Lake Calhoun was named after former U.S. vice president John C. Calhoun, a slavery expansionist who helped instigate the civil war, according to park board vice president John Irwin.

The name change still needs to be approved by the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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