Emblems panel won over by call of the loon as state bird to grace Minnesota seal

5 Dec 2023


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When it comes to Minnesota’s state seal, members of a state emblems commission couldn’t resist the call of the loon.

The state bird won over the State Emblems Redesign Commission and now will be centered on Minnesota’s state seal, which marks official government documents and appears across state buildings.

Members of the commission on Tuesday voted to adopt the state seal design depicting a loon taking flight from a Minnesota lake. The design also includes strands of wild rice, representations of forests and a star.

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