There is a proposal making the rounds to change the name of Saint Croix State Park to honor former Minnesota Senator and Vice President, Walter Mondale.
Of course, there’s some pushback. The park already has a perfectly good name with history that matters to the area and the state:
People who live near the park, which opened in 1943 and featured dozens of New Deal-era buildings, say history would be lost as a result of renaming. They are circulating petitions seeking to keep the current St. Croix name.
“Yes, (Mondale) did some wonderful things for our waterways,” said Maria Nichols, who lives one mile from the park. “But I have been to the point where I’ve almost thought of calling him and saying, ‘Help us!’”
It should surprise nobody that Ryan Winkler wants to jam the name down anyway.
Since my role in this world seems to be “solve other peoples’ problems”, I”ll step in here.
Let’s rename Lilydale State Park after the former Vice President.
Since it suffers from landslides.