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City flag designs leave more questions

September 30, 2018

After reading the Sept. 22 article about the new Rochester flag, I have several concerns:

Neither designer is even from Minnesota!One design, that of the lone goose, reminds me of a now defunct airline.How is one to know that the stars in the other design are “shining over the Zumbro and Bear Creek rivers?”

If such an in-depth explanation of each design is needed for the people of Rochester, what will “visitors” think? Will a plaque have to be placed at the base of each flag site to explain the design? Will Rochester resident taxpayers have to pay for each plaque?

It seems to me that these two designs have significant meaning in the hearts and minds of the designers.

Sue Ocheltree, Rochester

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