Freiberg Proposes Plan for New State Flag, Seal
Rep. Mike Freiberg (DFL-Golden Valley) says the current state flag and seal needs to be updated. He proposed legislation to create an inclusive commission to design a new flag and seal and retire the old one.
Freiberg released a statement about the bill’s passage, saying “our current seal was designed specifically to depict white settlers displacing Native Americans. Further, the flag violates every principle of flag design.”
It went on to read, “it’s time to move towards a new state flag that positively reflects our beautiful state. My proposal creates an inclusive commission to ensure that our flag, whatever the new one may be, appropriately reflects the diversity of Minnesota.”