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In keeping with appropriate flag etiquette and U.S. Code, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton may order the state flag to be flown at half-staff. He may also order the national flag to be flown at half-staff on state property only. A state flag on state property is required by law to be flown at half-staff if the national flag is flown at half-staff.

To preserve the integrity and special significance of lowering the flag, the Governor's office will only issue proclamations to lower flags to half-staff under very limited circumstances.

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Recent Flags at Half Staff

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  • National Fallen Fighters Memorial Service
    September 30, 2012 - In honor of firefighters who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Sunday, September 30, 2012.
  • Governor Dayton Honors Sergeant Kyle B Osborn
    September 29, 2012 - In honor and remembrance of Sergeant Kyle B. Osborn, Governor Mark Dayton orders all United States flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, September 29, 2012.
  • Day of Service and Remembrance in honor of 9/11 in Minnesota
    September 10, 2012 - In observance of the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset, on Tuesday, September 11, 2012.
  • Governor Mark Dayton Commemorates the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
    August 16, 2012 - In commemoration of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, Governor Mark Dayton has signed a proclamation ordering all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on August 17, 2012.
  • Governor Dayton Honors Wisconsin Temple Victims and Families
    August 09, 2012 - In honor and remembrance of the victims of the August 5 shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and their families, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Friday, August 10, 2012.
  • Governor Dayton Honors Lives Lost, Survivors in I-35W Bridge Collapse
    July 31, 2012 - In honor and remembrance of the lives lost in the Interstate 35W bridge collapse five years ago, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota from sunrise until sunset on Wednesday, August 1, 2012.
  • Governor Dayton Honors Aurora Victims and Families
    July 21, 2012 - In honor and remembrance of the victims of the July 20 shooting in Aurora, Colorado and their families, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, July 21, 2012.
  • Governor Dayton Honors Marine Corporal Taylor J. Baune
    June 22, 2012 - St. Paul – In honor and remembrance of Marine Corporal Taylor J. Baune, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Monday, June 25, 2012, the day of Corporal Baune’s interment.
  • Governor Dayton Honors Army Specialist Kedith L. Jacobs
    June 19, 2012 - In honor and remembrance of Army Specialist Kedith L. Jacobs, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, the day of Specialist Jacobs interment.
  • Governor Dayton Honors Lieutenant William E. Swanson
    June 11, 2012 - In honor and remembrance of Navy Lieutenant William E. Swanson, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
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