The North Star Flag
A PROPOSAL FOR A NEW MINNESOTA STATE FLAG
GOOD FLAG DESIGNS ...
Mankato Free-Press (Editorial, March 23, 1989):
"Other states have striking and unique flags. Alaska's is a tasteful blue with eight stars arranged as the Big Dipper and Pole Star; New Mexico has yellow with an Indian sun symbol. Wyoming has a white buffalo on blue; Indiana has blue with a gold torch. Hawaii's is an eye-popper that looks like a collision between the U.S. and British flags. And there are many more marvelous designs. The whole point of a flag is to be a symbol, and Minnesota's current flag doesn't do the job. We need a flag with some flash and some color. We need a flag that's as unique as Minnesota and Minnesotans."
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
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