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A plan to redesign Hiawatha Golf Course has failed, for now. Photo: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

A plan to halve the Hiawatha Golf Course into nine holes seemed to pass on a Minneapolis Park Board vote last week, but an amendment killed the master plan for the land, at least for now.

What happened: Commissioners voted 4-2, with two abstentions and one absent, to redesign the course, which is both an ecological mess and an importance place for the Twin Cities Black community.

Plus: There was an amendment to the resolution to rename the clubhouse after Solomon Hughes, who integrated the course. That amendment passed.

  • Yes, but: Immediately after the vote, Commissioner Brad Bourn, who abstained, jumped in and said a name change to park property requires six votes.
  • Since the overall resolution only got four votes, the whole redesign plan failed.

What to watch: Park Board Commissioner Chris Meyer wrote in an email to Nick that "one way or another we will bring the plan back for a vote after the Chauvin trial concludes."

  • Meyer said that could come in the form of a slightly different resolution.

Bourn told Axios the naming rule is a basic one and he assumed the commissioners knew what they were doing.

This story first appeared in the Axios Twin Cities newsletter, designed to help readers get smarter, faster on the most consequential news unfolding in their own backyard.

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