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    Default Bda Maka Ska Milk Carton Boat Race

    Sharp-eyed readers will notice that not one of the following articles fails to use "Bda Maka Ska" as the name of the lake in south Minneapolis that was formerly named after a prominent southern politician who strongly defended slavery and states rights which were the primary reasons for the Civil War. This is further proof that Bda Maka Ska is here to stay and it will the only name used by the grandchildren of right wingers who currently insist on using the name of the southern racist who never stepped a foot in Minnesota and who never did a thing for the people who lived here.


    Milk Carton Boat Races Move Onto Land Over Bde Maka Ska’s Water Quality

    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – From “Milk Carton Boat Races” to “Milk Carton Boat Portage Races.” This year’s Twin Cities Beach Blast races have been moved due to the poor water quality at Lake Bde Maka Ska’s Thomas Beach.

    Read more at: https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/...water-quality/


    High E. coli levels move Milk Carton Boat Races at Bde Maka Ska onto land

    High levels of E. coli at Thomas Beach on Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis has moved the annual Milk Carton Boat Races out of the water and onto land this year.

    Twin Cities Beach Blast, the event organizers, have now dubbed this year's races the “Milk Carton Portage Boat Races.” Rather than paddling across Bde Maka Ska, competitors will now race on land while carrying their handmade boats.

    Read more at: http://www.fox9.com/news/high-e-coli...-ska-onto-land


    Annual milk carton boat races in Minneapolis will be on land because of E.coli

    Milk carton boats competing in the annual Twin Cities Beach Blast on Sunday are stuck on land this year thanks to high amounts of E. coli in Bde Maka Ska.

    The event is held on Bde Maka Ska’s Thomas Beach, with multiple milk carton races for various age groups and a sand castle competition.

    Participants in the boat race will be “on-land portage racing” with contestants carrying their boats while on foot.

    According to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Thomas Beach, as well as North Beach and 32nd Street Beach at Bde Maka Ska are all closed due to elevated E. coli levels.

    Read more at: https://bringmethenews.com/minnesota...k-carton-races



    Events Calendar – Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board


    Sun, Jul 21, 2019 9:00am @ Theo Wirth, Brownie, Cedar, Isles, Bde Maka Ska. Milk Carton Boat Race. Sun, Jul 21, 2019 10:00am @ Bde Maka Ska Thomas ...

    https://www.minneapolisparks.org/act...ar_month_view/


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    Further proof you're a tool.
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    Thanks for posting these links!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gophers_4life View Post
    Thanks for posting these links!
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    Life is easy when you can just insult anyone who doesn’t agree with you, and have a closed mind.

    That way you don’t have to put in any effort to thinking.

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    Guess I don't pay attention to Minneapolis because I thought the milk carton races were at Lake Nikomis.
    It's fitting that they are moved to the algae infested waters of BiddyMasKa, the lake where they burn down their food shacks.

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    The waters were perfectly fine when it was Calhoun
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    Nokomis is in Minneapolis. It’s just north of crosstown on Cedar.

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    Changing long-established names smacks of political correctness. Why not keep the old name, and use it as an educational opportunity?

    I mean, they didn't name the lake after Calhoun because he supported slavery. They named it after him because he was a prominent person - former Vice President and Senator, and Secretary of State. And the name was used for over 100 years.

    Do we have to go back, examine the name of every city, lake, river, etc in Minnesota and determine whether the person it was named for is worthy of the honor? Maybe we should change St. Paul back to Pigs' Eye.

    The U of MN tried to change the names of some buildings for similar reasons, and that effort got shot down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by short ornery norwegian View Post
    Changing long-established names smacks of political correctness. Why not keep the old name, and use it as an educational opportunity?

    I mean, they didn't name the lake after Calhoun because he supported slavery. They named it after him because he was a prominent person - former Vice President and Senator, and Secretary of State. And the name was used for over 100 years.

    Do we have to go back, examine the name of every city, lake, river, etc in Minnesota and determine whether the person it was named for is worthy of the honor? Maybe we should change St. Paul back to Pigs' Eye.

    The U of MN tried to change the names of some buildings for similar reasons, and that effort got shot down.
    It has nothing to do with the name of the lake or even the Indians. It's about piling up victories. It's about a pummeling of people into submission and a certain way of thinking. Nothing more, nothing less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ogee Oglethorpe View Post
    It has nothing to do with the name of the lake or even the Indians. It's about piling up victories. It's about a pummeling of people into submission and a certain way of thinking. Nothing more, nothing less.
    Can't win the really big fights so they take whatever they can get. Stuff that makes it harder for me to ever come back to the left. I want to...
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    Quote Originally Posted by short ornery norwegian View Post
    The U of MN tried to change the names of some buildings for similar reasons, and that effort got shot down.
    More like: the issue was studied deeply, by historical experts, and a long, well thought-out report was written. The president of the U (Kaler) read it, and recommended that the building names be changed.

    Then the regents acted like a bunch of j__-offs.

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    A) Shut up
    B) Who cares

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gophers_4life View Post
    More like: the issue was studied deeply, by historical experts, and a long, well thought-out report was written. The president of the U (Kaler) read it, and recommended that the building names be changed.

    Then the regents acted like a bunch of j__-offs.
    Or they knew it was a total waste of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tikited View Post
    Or they knew it was a total waste of time.
    As opposed to the months of work that had been put into it??? No, that is completely incorrect.

    The time, quite a lot of time, and careful thought was spent. That can't be recouped by the callous decision of the unelected regents.

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