The DNR is appealing the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ recent decision on the naming of Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis. DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen says she’s concerned about how the ruling may impact the DNR’s ability to work with county boards in how the state’s waters are named. In its ruling Monday, the Court of Appeals reversed the DNR’s January 2018 approval of Hennepin County’s request to rename Lake Calhoun as Bde Maka Ska. The name change was prompted after complaints about having the lake named after John C. Calhoun–a proponent of slavery and Native American removal. The DNR will submit its petition for review to the Minnesota Supreme Court by May 29th.