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The North Star Flag
A PROPOSAL FOR A NEW MINNESOTA STATE FLAG


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Proposal for a new Minnesota state flag by Rep. John Tracy Anderson
(see Minneapolis Star, March 13, 1957, p. 1A)

The design was created by Joseph E. Nelson
(Adjutant General, 1949-60), who was an enthusiast of heraldry,
and wanted to retain the 1893 state flag until a better design could be developed.

Another version of the press article below states,
“By a vote of 48 to 23 the stalwarts who remained in the [House] chamber
voted down a final motion by Rep. Anderson
that would have killed a senate-passed bill making the state flag dark blue
with a circular symbol of the state seal and important historical occurrences.”



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