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A PROPOSAL FOR A NEW MINNESOTA STATE FLAG


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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 graphic-comparison of blue flags
Link to photo-comparison of flags flying
Link 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                                                    New York

 

         
Michigan                                                    Pennsylvania


 

             
Wisconsin                                                Kansas

 

           
North Dakota                                            Nevada


               
Oklahoma                                                    Vermont


           
Kentucky                                                South Dakota

 

              
New Hampshire                                         Maine


                   
Connecticut                                                Indiana
(Both Connecticut and Indiana have rather effective flag designs, despite the blue-field motif ...)


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