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Proposal to change state seal description

DES MOINES (KWWL) -- A state representative wants to rewrite the legal description of our state seal to remove a reference to a citizen soldier "with a plow in his rear".

Representative Ray Zirkelbach of Monticello is behind the proposal, but he says it was a constituent request.

The current description of the seal was approved by the first general assembly in 1847.

The new proposal would change the wording to "standing in front of a plow".

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