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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Avian » May 14th, 2015, 9:09 pm

Just wanted to remind everyone that the Minnesota Orchestra's truly historic concerts in Havana will be broadcast live tomorrow and Saturday evenings on MPR. Here: http://www.classicalmpr.org/

There is a nice article in the New York Times about the trip:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/15/arts/ ... guard.html

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Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Anondson » May 15th, 2015, 10:26 am

Post (recent owners of MOM Brands) is relocating their cereal offices from New Jersey to Minnesota (Lakeville, current MOM HQ).

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... 1431707002

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Tiller » May 16th, 2015, 9:34 am

A fun idea came up just now while talking with a friend. If Minnesota were to change its flag within the next few years, we could profusely show off the new flag when we host the superbowl in 2018, which would be pretty cool.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby David Greene » May 16th, 2015, 11:02 pm

Why would we want to change the state flag?

Minneapolis, on the other hand...

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Tiller » May 17th, 2015, 12:50 am

Our flag isn't distinctive nor appealing. Visuals are often a key part of branding, and introducing a better flag is an easy and tangible way to advance views of our state. Things like Statistics, anecdotes, and slogans meant to influence public opinion become more effective when paired with some sort of image, video, music, etc to help anchor them in one's memory. Plus having a cooler looking flag is positive in and of itself. There are a few pages that touch on the topic.
http://mnflag.tripod.com/
http://newmnflag.com/
http://www.welcometoamerica.us/flags-proposed-mn.html

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby mattaudio » May 17th, 2015, 6:28 am

In case you haven't seen this:
http://www.ted.com/talks/roman_mars_why ... anguage=en

And yes, Minneapolis needs a new flag.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Nick » May 17th, 2015, 7:20 am

David Greene wrote:Why would we want to change the state flag?
I like the city flag more than the state flag. I've always interpreted our state flag as having a white man running a native off of his land, musket at the ready and all. Very Pawnee. Not a lot of flags have guns on them!

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby David Greene » May 17th, 2015, 3:00 pm

Those are awful. I don't want to be associated in any way with Texas.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby David Greene » May 17th, 2015, 3:01 pm

Nick wrote:
David Greene wrote:Why would we want to change the state flag?
I like the city flag more than the state flag. I've always interpreted our state flag as having a white man running a native off of his land, musket at the ready and all. Very Pawnee. Not a lot of flags have guns on them!
It used to be worse.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Tiller » May 18th, 2015, 12:07 am

David Greene wrote:
Those are awful. I don't want to be associated in any way with Texas.


What does this post even mean? Was it posted in the wrong thread?

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby seanrichardryan » May 18th, 2015, 7:22 am

isn't the North star usually represented as an 8 point star, not 5?
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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby David Greene » May 18th, 2015, 7:41 am

Tiller wrote:
David Greene wrote:
Those are awful. I don't want to be associated in any way with Texas.


What does this post even mean? Was it posted in the wrong thread?
Some of those proposed flags look very much like Texas' state flag.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Didier » May 18th, 2015, 11:09 am

David Greene wrote:Some of those proposed flags look very much like Texas' state flag.
Assuming this is the one you are referring to:

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I guess I don't really agree. The design is similar, but the colors make them feel very different to me.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Didier » May 18th, 2015, 11:13 am

The Minneapolis flag, for reference:

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WTF

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby David Greene » May 18th, 2015, 11:36 am

Didier wrote:WTF
Indeed.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby mattaudio » May 18th, 2015, 11:49 am

As I've asked on Twitter... can someone make a Minneapolis flag worthy of adorning my front porch?

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby mulad » May 18th, 2015, 12:10 pm

Those first two links are closest to the Texas flag (the second in particular). There was a short period where the Republic of Texas had a blue flag with a yellow five-pointed star called the Burnet Flag (and that bears a close resemblance to the Bonnie Blue Flag), which was an unofficial flag of the Confederacy during the Civil War.

I kind of like the flag in the third link, but the ring of stars around a compass rose seems a bit redundant and noisy. I think a compass rose could be better than a simple star (here's a nice logo, for instance) but I'm not a big fan of that yellow one. Part of me likes the guidon shape of the design, especially since it makes it resemble the shape of the state a bit, but the military connotations of a guidon bother me.

If people want to stick with a five-pointed star, I'd suggest giving it a slant kind of like in the old North Stars logos.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby acs » May 18th, 2015, 5:57 pm

Now this would certainly be an image booster...

http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-la ... 304178701/

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Tyler » May 18th, 2015, 9:10 pm

Yeah. St Louis. Hotbed of immigration.
Towns!

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Tyler » May 18th, 2015, 9:10 pm

Because arch.
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