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image by Masao Okazaki, 10 August 2019
Belle Plaine is a city in Scott County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 3,789 at the 2000 census.
Minnesota Territorial Judge Andrew G. Chatfield selected this townsite in 1853 while traveling on horseback from Mendota to Traverse des Sioux to hold court. Judge Chatfield chose to name the townsite Belle Plaine, French for "beautiful prairie." From 1868 to 1974, Belle Plaine was incorporated as a borough, the only municipality in Minnesota to do so. In 1974, the municipal title was changed from borough to city.
Valentin Poposki, 27 December 2007
This new flag can be purchased from the city:
A Facebook post of the flying flag: https://www.facebook.com/290209567707123/photos/a.445335098861235/2143460932381968/?type=3&theater
Masao Okazaki, 10 August 2019
image by Masao Okazaki, 2 May 2020
The flag was shown on municipal website www.belleplainemn.com/about/store.php. It is a horizontal blue-white-green tricolor, in the form of a doubly curving band. The city logo, made of the words "City of Belle Plaine" are on the white band.
Valentin Poposki, 27 December 2007 A plain green variant using the same orthography as in the tricolor flag above.
image located by Paul Bassinson, 19 September 2019
Paul Bassinson, 19 September 2019