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This undated image provided courtesy of Rep. Bernie Hunhoff shows the design he would like to be adopted for the South Dakota state flag. The Native American-inspired design, created about 20 years ago by Spearfish artist Dick Termes, sparked debate when it was unveiled Thursday. (AP Photo/Courtesy Rep. Bernie Hunhoff)

SD House panel rejects plan for new state flag

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PIERRE (AP) -- A South Dakota House panel has rejected a proposal to redesign the state flag.

The measure's main sponsor, House Democratic Leader Bernie Hunhoff of Yankton, says the current flag does not do enough to promote South Dakota because it consists only of the official state seal on a blue background.

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