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View Poll Results: Do you agree with the removal of names and landmarks associated with the Confederacy?
Yes, they should be removed 16 26.23%
No 42 68.85%
Not sure 3 4.92%
Voters: 61. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-13-2017, 01:39 PM
 
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I am in favor of renaming the lake. I would say name it after Hubert H. Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy, Prince.
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Old 08-13-2017, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Neither of the names you mentioned are confederate leaders by the way.
And neither is John C. Calhoun. He died years before the Civil War began. His name is being removed from the lake in Minneapolis because he was a slave owner, just like James Madison and George Washington.
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:46 PM
 
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It doesn't matter what I think. This is a local issue for them alone.
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Old 08-13-2017, 06:16 PM
 
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All in this thread who are from Minnesota, raise your hands.

I would never live there. Too cold!
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Old 08-14-2017, 01:52 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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From Minnesota, grandparents lived near Calhoun, walked around the the lake many times.. Never gave any thought to who it was named after just used to the name. Had no idea who ever it was named after some not from here. Figured it was named after some rich local from back in the day. IDK if they are going to change the street name too. I voted for not changing name in this poll but meh , maybe it don't care after all. I wish they would have picked a better sounding Indian name though, the one e they picked is weird. No body will care in 20-30 years from now. I liked it when they renamed Mt. Mc Kinley to Denali. The lake is a Itty bitty lake but a prominent one in the Minneapolis park system.

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