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


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BLUE STATE FLAGS

CAN YOU TELL THEM 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 good flag designs when flying
Links to expert survey results showing Minnesota's flag one of ten worst designs, and guide for effective flag design

    
Nebraska              Minnesota

      
Virginia              Idaho

    
Utah              Oregon

    
Montana              South Dakota

    
Michigan              Pennsylvania

    
Wisconsin              Kansas

    
Nevada              North Dakota

    
Oklahoma              Vermont

    
Kentucky              New York

    
New Hampshire              Maine

    
Connecticut            Indiana     

   
Do the flags above belong to Minnesota? Nebraska? South Dakota? Virginia? New Hampshire?

(answers: Nebraska at left, and Virginia at right)



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