State briefs: Red Wing renames Columbus Day

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  • Updated: May 3, 2014 - 5:11 PM

Come the second Monday in October, there will be no mention of Columbus Day in Red Wing, Minn. The City Council voted 4-2 last week to rename Columbus Day as Chief Red Wing Day. The city took its name from a succession of Mdewakanton Dakota chiefs named Hupahuduta, which translates into their symbol of leadership, “Wing of the Wild Swan Dyed Red.”

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