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The name Medicine Lake came from the Native American word “Mdewakan”, meaning “Lake of the Spirit.” The reason the lake was called “Lake of the Spirit” was because the tribe had evidently lost one of its most famous warriors when his canoe capsized in the lake and his body was never found. However, the Indians… Read more »

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Medicine Lake schools are located in school district 284, which is one one of the larger school districts in the area, serving over 10,000 students total. The district is known for providing quality education and a large percentage of students that attend college after they graduate. In a recent community survey, 93 percent of parents… Read more »

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Golden Valley, Minnesota is a city that has significant history. Most of the area was originally inhabited by the Chippewa and Sioux tribes. They established most of their encampments by the nearby lake, Medicine Lake. However, the Mendota Treaty allowed most of the land in the area to be settled by Europeans. The Indians moved… Read more »

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With 53 parks, 144 miles of trails and 1200 acres of parkland, the city of Plymouth, Minnesota features one of the nation’s premier park systems. A picturesque blend of rolling hills and tranquil lakes, Plymouth offers its citizens a wealth of outdoor recreation options. Some of the most notable examples include: East and West Medicine… Read more »

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