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State Emblems Redesign Commission

Selected Design for State Seal


Seal Submission number: S224

Designer Statement

This emblem features the state bird in a pose that signifies pride and energy. The waves symbolize our abundance of lakes. The wild rice, our state grain, represents agriculture of today and of Native American tribes. The pine trees represent our forests and land. 19 stars fill the sky to represent MN as the 19th state to join the union after the original 13. The large North Star represents Minnesota. Elements from the previous seal are used: the circular shape, similar typography and radial pattern. This symbol represents the abundance of natural resources that are the foundation of the economy and vitality of Minnesota.



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Comments for this phase of public input will be collected through Friday, December 1, 2023 at 12:00pm CST.