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Brad Swartz is asking local residents to drop off their flags at one of two sites.

Eagle Scout candidate collects flags

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Brad Swartz was a little fed up with all the American flags that were in poor shape around New Richmond.

So when it came time to decide on a community project for Swartz to complete for his Eagle Scout rank, improving the quality of area flags seemed the perfect plan.

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"I kept seeing all the ratty flags around town and I just kept commenting on it," he said.

That's when his dad told him to do something about it.

"It kind of took off from there," Swartz said.

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