The shape of Minnesota will be represented in our new state flag.

Today the State Emblems Redesign Commission chose base design, pending modifications that may include the shape of Minnesota, the number and color of stripes, and the star.

The Commission will consider new mockups at its next meeting, which will be in hybrid format Tuesday, December 19th at 9:00 am. A Zoom link to view the meeting will be posted on the Commission’s website ( if you'd like to follow along.

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The State Emblems Redesign Commission was established in the 2023 legislative session to develop and adopt a new design for the official state seal and a new design for the official state flag no later than January 1, 2024.

The state seal design was selected two weeks ago. The commission has until the end of the year to select the final flag design.

Most Visited State Parks In Minnesota: Is Your Favorite in the List?

Minnesota has 75 beautiful state parks. The parks have an average of 9,700,000 visitors each year. Interestingly enough, nearly 19% of park visitors come from other states and countries, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Now, my favorite State Park is Jay Cooke in Carlton, MN, but it did not break into the top 5.

Gallery Credit: Shel B

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