- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Fort Snelling has been named a nonprofit’s first “national treasure” in Minnesota.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced the designation for Fort Snelling on Wednesday. The privately funded organization will refer to it as “Bdote (buh-DOH’-tay) Fort Snelling,” with the Dakota word meaning where two waters come together.

The location of the fort is at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers. The fort’s official name will remain unchanged.

The National Treasures campaign by the organization based in Washington, D.C., seeks to sustain areas that are historic and revitalize communities.

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