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Minot, North Dakota (U.S.)

Ward County

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[Flag of Minot, North Dakota] image by Masao Okazaki, 8 July 2019

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Description of the flag

The city of Minot has informed me it has no flag.
Valentin Poposki, 1 September 2010

The city of Minot, North Dakota, now has a flag, pictured at
Paul Bassinson, 7 July 2019

Mayor unveils flag at state of city address in February 2018:
FEB 9, 2018

Mayor Chuck Barney delivered a first State of the City address at Magic City Campus Thursday. At the event featuring the unveiling of a city flag and recognition of a fifth-grade essay winner, Barney spoke of the city’s past, present and future, touching on a multitude of topics that ranged from collecting garbage to combating opioid abuse.
Masao Okazaki, 8 July 2019


[Municipal seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 27 October 2019

Paul Bassinson, 27 October 2019


The official website shows what seems to be the current city logo, a negative space 10-pointed star made from 5 letters "M", arr. in circle: (clockwise from the top) indigo, fuchsia, orange, chartreuse, cyan:
António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 December 2023

An earlier flag

According to the Ward County Independent issue of 6 July 1916, Minot adopted a flag after Secretary Holbein gained inspiration from big cities which had done the same. The flag was first hoisted at noon of July 6, 1916 in Riverside Park. A prize was offered by President Shaw, however there were no contestants. In the end, the Town Criers Club, an auxiliary of the Association of Commerce, was the one to design the municipal flag.

It seems this flag is a horizontal triband. The upper stripe is blue, representing the blue skies of North Dakota. The middle stripe is golden, symbolizing Minot's fields of golden grain. Finally, the lower stripe is black for the area's vast fields of lignite. In the center is a circle with the slogan "Why Not Minot?", which was a slogan of the city adopted by the Association of Commerce. The outer rim of the circle is green, representing Minot's wonderful park system. As expected, this was the first city flag in North Dakota to be adopted.

Daniel Rentería, 15 December 2023

A possible rendition of the flag based on the description above:

[Flag of Minot, North Dakota] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 17 January 2024

Would it be something like the encircled slogan in this local promo poster. Presuming that’s so, here’s attached a *conjectural image* based on the description, presuming also a 3:5 ratio and the diameter of the disc to be 3/4th of the flag’s height.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 17 January 2024