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Kandiyohi County lake will end year with new a name


WILLMAR -- After a long campaign by residents, a southern Kandiyohi County lake has officially been renamed Lake Wakanda.

Final approval was granted late this fall by the United States Board on Geographic Names to correctly spell the name of the shallow lake.

Most historical maps had spelled it "Waconda," but the most recent legal map spelled it "Wagonga," leaving many people confused.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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