Should the name of Historic Fort Snelling be changed? The Minnesota Historical Society is asking that question and gathering input at a series of meetings around the state. Spokesman Kevin Maijala says for the past decade they’ve been working to broaden the stories about the history of the land.
Maijala says the name of the fort itself would not change. Also, the Fort Snelling National Cemetery and the Fort Snelling State Park would also keep their names. They are specifically talking about the 23 acres of land that surround the fort.