Band Assembly on Aug. 24 approved a new Mille Lacs Band license plate design after a winner was chosen from a contest held earlier this year. The design will be used for both regular and veterans’ plates.
The winning design came from Simone Boyd Evans who said she heard about the contest and decided it was an opportunity to demonstrate her art skills. She was advised to “do something traditional” and decid- ed on Ojibwe-style flowers.
“My family encouraged me to do it,” Simone said. “I’m very shocked I was chosen and glad my good work gets to be out on the new plates. Thank you DMV and Legislative for picking my design. It means a lot to me.”
The contest was announced last winter with a deadline of March 1. Band Assembly chose the win- ning design and awarded a $1,000 prize to the winner.