Dear Answer Man: Could you explain to me why we are spending money on a new flag when our flag is a beautiful flag now? — Never Waver
Dear 13 Folds: Unless you are one of the generous donors who have contributed to the all-volunteer effort to propose a new flag, you are not paying for it.
The Rochester Flag Project was started by a handful of Rochester residents who want to replace a flag they consider dated and uninspiring. While the Rochester City Council has agreed to consider the recommendation of the project organizers, it hasn’t committed to replacing the flag.
The group does plan to update the council on its progress on May 14, two days before revealing the latest votes among 119 Round 2 entries. A final round of voting is expected in June, with results eventually being presented to the council.
At that point, the council could decide whether to spend tax dollars on purchasing new flags to replace the rarely used version designed as part of a similar contest in 1980.
Dear All-Knowing Answer Man: In 2014, one choice for governor was the Legalize Marijuana Now party. I know they got at least one vote, but nowhere have I seen the final tally. Have you? — A Curious Cannabist
I’m going to assume your interest is solely for medicinal purposes.
According to the Minnesota Secretary of State website, Legalize Marijuana Now party did not have a candidate for governor. However, Chris Wright, the gubernatorial candidate for the Grassroots-Legalize Cannibis Party, received 1.6 percent of the vote.
I wonder if you were thinking of Dan Vacek, who received 3 percent of the vote as the Legalize