On December 11th, 2001 Friends of Coldwater had a hearing before Judge Franklin Knoll to try and intervene in a lawsuit between Minnehaha Creek Watershed and Minnesota Department Of Transportation with regards over the dispute over the Highway 55/62 interchange.

The motion was denied on the basis of being untimely and because it addressed issues already addressed in the watersheds lawsuit.

He also stated that any new issues should be addressed in a separate lawsuit, not the current one between MCWD and MnDOT.

It is being decided by Friends of Coldwater weather or not to proceed with a new lawsuit to address concerns such as the sacredness of the site, and how that relates to the cultural loss involved with dewatering.