A reader asks questions about Douglas County flags

Why is the 4-H flag displayed and not the Minnesota flag?

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Three flags are displayed near the Douglas County Services Center building, a 4-H flag, the American Flag, and the University of Minnesota flag. (Contributed photo)

A reader noticed the flags flying at the Douglas County Services Center near the Douglas County Library and it prompted her to send the newspaper a couple questions: Why is the 4-H flag displayed and not the Minnesota flag? Who replaces the U.S. flag when it’s needed?

We contacted Julie Anderson, Douglas County public information officer and she provided the following information: The county flies these flags at this location to reinforce that the University of Minnesota Extension and 4-H offices are located within the Services Center building.

The American flag is replaced when the facilities maintenance director determines it’s needed.

If you have a “You Asked” question, email it to or mail it to Echo Press, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308.

Al Edenloff is the editor of the twice-weekly Echo Press. He started his journalism career when he was in 10th grade, writing football and basketball stories for the Parkers Prairie Independent.
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