Police seeking two people in connection to Bde Maka Ska pavilion fire

Update: Minneapolis police announced May 28 that the woman in the photos has spoken to police and is no longer a person of interest. The man is now considered a suspect in the case and has been identified to police. 

Minneapolis police are looking for two people in connection to the fire that burned down the pavilion at Bde Maka Ska May 16.

Investigators released images of a man and woman who were captured by video surveillance at the scene between 3 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. on May 16.

Surveillance photo released by Minneapolis Police shows two suspects police are seeking in the fire that destroyed the pavilion at Bde Maka Ska. Submitted image.
Surveillance photo released by Minneapolis Police shows two people police are seeking to identify in connection to the fire that destroyed the pavilion at Bde Maka Ska. Submitted image

The fire, which is still under investigation, began around that time, police say.

One of the images shows the two leaning up against a door at the pavilion with the man appearing to spark a flame.

Other images show the two sitting at a table outside the pavilion and driving away in a dark sedan.

A surveillance camera image of the man and woman police are seeking as suspects in the pavilion fire at Bde Maka Ska. Submitted image
A surveillance camera image of the man and woman police are seeking to identify in connection to the burned pavilion at Bde Maka Ska shortly before the fire. Submitted image

Police are asking anyone with information on the individuals to call the Arson Investigation Tip Line at 612-673-3070.

The pavilion that housed Lola on the Lake was deemed unsalvageable by structural engineers and will soon be removed, according to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.  Access to the area around the fire remains blocked.

 

  • Doug W.

    Since three judges unanimously ruled that the name of the lake was changed without authorization, why is Lake Calhoun being referred to as Bde maka ska?

  • Mase

    The (very) involved process that occurred, regardless of what the DNR Commissioner did, determined that the lake would be called Bde Maka Ska. You, of course, can refer to the lake as whatever you’d like.

  • Doug W.

    Actually no, that’s not how this works. Those who wished to change it, may refer to it however THEY wish. When it’s done in an official capacity then, and only then, should it be referred to something other than Calhoun.

  • Mase

    Process only means something when you get your way. Gotcha

  • Doug W.

    And when you don’t get your way, you stamp your feet and hold your breath. Then arbitrarily change a name when you have no authority to do so, and call it official. Even….when it’s not. But then again, that’s the sad state of Minneapolis these days.

  • Mase

    Doug, my apologies. I was unaware you were a Trump supporter when I first commented. Had I known I would not have done so as I’ve made it a policy to no longer engage with those that support the President. You have a good evening.

  • Doug W.

    Can’t say as I’m surprised. May you be well, Mase.

  • Ryan Adams

    While the legal decision means the lake will go back to Lake Calhoun for local purposes, it will remain Bde Maka Ska on the federal level seeing as the name has already been adopted by the federal Board on Geographic Names… which is led by Trump. Bahaha. Ha. Bahaha.

  • maxine

    was and will always be lake calhoun to me, can’t erase history or would need to erase indians longest holder of black slaves, history is history,we change how we act and laws, not history

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