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Duluth leaders unveil new city flag

DULUTH, MN — City leaders have selected a new flag for Duluth after calling for designs back in January.

On Wednesday, the City announced a resolution to adopt the new city flag will be a part of the August 19 City Council agenda.

The new flag, designed by Blane Tetreault, was created after the idea was introduced during the Imagine Duluth 2035 community engagement process.

A call for submissions was made in January 2019, and nearly 200 submissions were received from 98 artists.

The flag, which is blue, green and white, is said to acknowledge the ancestral and presence of the Anishinaabeg, as well as other Tribal Nations, and features a design symbolizing Duluth’s hills, as well as a stary symbolizing the Zenith City of the North.

In addition, leaders say the design symbolizes the water of Onigamiising, translated to the place of the small portage, where the water meets and where people have gathered to meet.

According to city leaders, the colors represent the blue sky and the water of Lake Superior, the green represents the north woods, and the white represents the snowy winters.

KBJR Staff

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