Final Minnesota State Flag Design Chosen by Panel
Minnesota has adopted a new state flag after months of public submissions and commentary. The final design of the flag features a deep blue “K” shape representing the state’s borders, an eight-point North Star, and a solid lighter blue color symbolizing waters. The new flag will be flown starting May 11, unless the Legislature decides to undo the changes.
Minnesota Unveils a New State Flag
Minnesota has introduced a new state flag after months of public involvement and thousands of suggestions.
The committee responsible for revamping the state\’s symbols settled on a simplified version of the final flag design on Tuesday. It features a deep blue K shape echoing the state\’s borders, an eight-point North Star, and a lighter blue color symbolizing waters.
The North Star in the flag design is a nod to a similar star in the State Capitol rotunda, resembling another flag finalist\’s design.
The commission pondered over making the K shape asymmetrical like the state\’s true borders, but decided on a symmetrical layout.
The conclusive design unveiled on Tuesday is the result of extensive research, public meetings, and over 2,000 publicly submitted flag concepts. Last month, the public contributed 20,000 comments on various flag and state seal finalists.
The new seal design showcases a red-eyed loon on a Minnesota lake, encircled by pine trees, the North Star and wild rice sprigs. The Dakota phrase for “land where the waters reflect the sky” is inscribed above the image.
Without legislative intervention, the new flag will make its debut on Statehood Day, May 11.
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