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Henry Sibley name change to Two Rivers High School official

Henry Sibley name change to Two Rivers High School official Photo: KSTP/File.

Rebecca Omastiak
Updated: June 22, 2021 08:28 AM
Created: June 22, 2021 08:27 AM

Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights has officially changed its name.

Monday night, the district's school board voted 5-1—with one person not in attendance—to change the name to Two Rivers High School.

Henry Hastings Sibley, the namesake of Sibley County and the former namesake of the high school, was the first governor of the state of Minnesota. Sibley's role in the 1862 U.S.-Dakota war remains controversial.

During the high school name change process, the board heard from Minnesota Historical Society officials as well as from the district’s American Indian liaison on the perspectives gathered from American Indian families and students.


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