Republican Lawmakers Want Statewide Vote On New MN Flag

(St. Paul, MN) — Republican lawmakers plan to introduce a measure that would create a statewide referendum on the new Minnesota flag. Wabasha County state Senator Steve Drazkowski says he will sponsor the measure when the legislature resumes on February 12th. Several local governments have passed resolutions condemning the new flag and seal designs that go into use on May 11th. Some have criticized the cost of replacing current emblems on uniforms and official documents, while others feel the state is erasing history. Governor Walz responded to the criticism yesterday, telling WCCO-TV that he plans to be “building roads, bridges, and water treatment plants” while Republicans focus on the flag and seal.

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