Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The name of one of the best known historical sites in Minnesota will be the subject of a public hearing in Rochester this evening.

The Minnesota Historical Society is entertaining the possibility of renaming Historic Fort Snelling, which sits on top of a bluff overlooking the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers in St. Paul. The possible name change would involve the entire 23-acre site, while the actual fort would keep the Fort Snelling name. The Historical Society Board is expected to consider a staff recommendation early next year and then present it to the State Legislature.

The meeting in Rochester will be the first in a series of five public input sessions across the state over the next month. It will take place at the St. Mary’s University Cascade Meadow site from 6 to 8 PM.

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