BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) -- A Veterans of Foreign Wars outpost is angered by a directive from the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The Palmer Lake VFW in Brooklyn Park has been flying American flags over five highway overpasses for eight years. But now, the VFW has been told to take them down. The veterans complied, but think the law needs to be changed.
MnDOT says the issue is about distracted driving. It's against state law to place or affix any advertisement or object within the limits of a highway.
Former post commander Lee Ulferts says the flags haven't been a distraction in eight years.
WCCO-TV says Gulf War veteran Andrew Reinhardt has organized a rally for Sunday on the Regent Ave. bridge to oppose the directive.
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