MnDOT places new US flags on bridges
The Palmer Lake VFW in Brooklyn Park had been flying American flags over five highway overpasses for eight years.
MnDOT cited concerns about distracted driving. It’s against state law to place or affix any advertisement or object within the limits of a highway.
But transportation officials concluded it was OK for MnDOT to buy and install the flags. MnDOT also says its installation will ensure that the flags are secure, and that anything that comes loose would land away from the road.