Minnesota state flag was first adopted in 1957 and was modified later in 1983.The Minnesota state flag was first seen at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. The state adopted a flag designed by Pauline Gerhardin Fjelde and won a gold medal at the fair. That flag was similar to today’s flag but had white and blue on the sides, along with few stars and a red ribbon. The flag was simplified in 1957 by removing everything except the state seal on a blue background. The simplification of the design was intended for saving cost in manufacturing the flags.