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Minnesota Flag

Minnesota Flag History

Adopted: August 2, 1983

Minnesota Flag Design: State seal on a medium blue field

Designed by Amelia Hyde Center

The Minnesota Flag was adopted by the Legislature in 1893 when it accepted the design submitted by Amelia Hyde Center of Minneapolis.

Minnesota state flag depicts the state seal on a blue background. The seal shows a pioneer plowing the virgin prairie and an American Indian on horseback. At the top of the seal is the state motto, "L'Etoile du Nord," or star of the north. Three dates on the flag signify the establishment of historic Fort Snelling in 1819, the acceptance of Minnesota as a state in 1858, and the adoption of the state flag in 1893.

The 19 stars in the flag symbolize Minnesota as the 19th state to be admitted to the Union after the original 13. The largest of these stars is centered above the seal to symbolize the north star state.

The original flag had two sides, blue on one side and white on the other. But because the flag was so expensive to make, and because it was easily damaged in high winds, the Legislature adopted the onesided, all-blue design in 1957. The idea was to produce the Minnesota flag more cheaply to urge people to display it in preparation for the state's centennial in 1958.



Extra care is taken in making these flags. Flag designs are researched to ensure that they are authentic and current. We use sturdy fabrics, allowing the flags to be flown outdoors, indoors, or carried in parades.

Constructed with 100% Heavy Duty Nylon (digital dyed) ★ Beautiful, brilliant colors ★ Resistant to wear and tear of sun & rain ★ Complete with heavy canvas heading & brass grommets to meet the most demanding commercial and residential uses.

  • All outdoor flags are finished with heavy-duty thread, polyester heading, brass grommets, and four needle fly hem
  • State flags constructed to precise specifications
  • Flies in the slightest breeze
  • Proudly Made In the USA
  • Beautiful Presentation - This Minnesota Flag makes an excellent gift for friends, parents, or to PROUDLY display on your HOME or OFFICE.


Our most popular and versatile outdoor Minnesota flag, USA Flag Co. flags offer the optimum combination of elegance and durability for every purpose. The 100% nylon material provides a rich, lustrous appearance. Our flags have superb wearing strength due to the material’s superior strength-to-weight ratio and will fly in the slightest breeze. State flags are finished with strong, polyester canvas headings and spurred brass grommets, and four needle fly hem. The result is a flag that will be flown with pride year after year.


  • Rich, Vivid Colors
  • Durable
  • Fire-Resistant
  • Mothproof
  • Mildew Resistant
  • Sheds Water
  • Lightweight for Flyability

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