Final flag designs unfurled. Flu, COVID and RSV spreading before holiday

The state commission tasked with picking new state emblems picked six flag finalists and five seal finalists during a meeting Tuesday. The commission has until Jan. 1 to pick a new state flag and seal. And cases of flu, COVID-19 and RSV are on the rise as Minnesotans head into the winter months and holiday gatherings. 

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