The North Star Flag
A PROPOSAL FOR A NEW MINNESOTA STATE FLAG
CAN YOU TELL THESE FLAGS APART?
Minneapolis Star-Tribune (Editorial, March 21, 1989): "From a distance of 100 yards how many Minnesotans can distinguish their state flag from, say, Nebraska's? From 100 feet? Anyone want to try for 10 feet? It's not that Minnesota has the most prosaic flag of all 50 states. It's that it shares the distinction with more than a dozen others, each content mainly to sew a copy of its state seal in the middle of a blue sheet and then run the thing up a flagpole to see if anyone salutes, or even notices. That's a shame."
Link to photo-comparison of flags flying
Links to expert survey results showing Minnesota's flag one of ten worst designs, and guide for effective flag design
Montana New York
North Dakota Nevada
Kentucky South Dakota
New Hampshire Maine
(Both Connecticut and Indiana have rather effective flag designs, despite the blue-field motif ...)