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MN flag proposal Ed Mitchell 2.png|Updated Minnesota state flag proposal by Ed Mitchell. 2016.
 
MN flag proposal Ed Mitchell 2.png|Updated Minnesota state flag proposal by Ed Mitchell. 2016.
 
JonGood-MNflagA.jpg|MN Flag Proposal: Blue=rivers/lakes. Found in state name "water" & "sky-tinted". Center forms a snowflake with 8 M's (like capitol rotunda). Green=trees, growth and prosperity. White=snow. Gold=the North Star (our nickname). Jon C. Good Aug 2016
 
JonGood-MNflagA.jpg|MN Flag Proposal: Blue=rivers/lakes. Found in state name "water" & "sky-tinted". Center forms a snowflake with 8 M's (like capitol rotunda). Green=trees, growth and prosperity. White=snow. Gold=the North Star (our nickname). Jon C. Good Aug 2016
JonGood-MNFlag-1_5.png|The True North Star by Jon C. Good / AGoodProduction Oct 2016 Inspired by a snowflake, a quilt, a scandinavian sweater and our State Capitol Star Seal in floor.
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JonGood-MNFlag-1_5.png|The True North Star by Jon C. Good / AGoodProduction Oct 2016 Inspired by a snowflake, a quilt, a scandinavian sweater and our State Capitol Star Seal in the floor. I placed the North Star in the middle of the snowflake, which is created by 8 M's and is the same shape as the Star Seal on the floor of our capitol.
 
23Minnesota5theye.png|MN flag proposal by 5thEye
 
23Minnesota5theye.png|MN flag proposal by 5thEye
 
MN flag.png|L’etoile du Nord-The North Star by Newresnow
 
MN flag.png|L’etoile du Nord-The North Star by Newresnow

Revision as of 20:28, September 10, 2019

The flag of the state of Minnesota consists of a medium blue field charged with the state seal. The current flag was adopted in 1957 and the state seal on the flag was modified in 1983.

On the seal, the sun, visible on the western horizon, signifies summer in the northern hemisphere. The horizon's visibility signifies the flat plains covering much of Minnesota. The American Indian on horseback is riding towards the south and represents the American Indian heritage of Minnesota. The Indian's horse and spear and the Pioneer's ax, rifle, and plow represent tools that were used for hunting and labor. The stump symbolizes the importance of the lumber industry in Minnesota's history. The Mississippi River and St. Anthony Falls are depicted to note the importance of these resources in transportation and industry. The cultivated ground and the plow symbolize the importance of agriculture in Minnesota. Beyond the falls three pine trees represent the state tree and the three pine regions of Minnesota; the St. Croix, Mississippi, and Lake Superior.

Proposals for a New Flag of Minnesota

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