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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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  • Governor Dayton Honors Victims of Boston Marathon Bombing
    April 16, 2013 - As a sign of respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence that was committed against innocent men, women, and children in Boston, Massachusetts, Governor Mark Dayton has signed a proclamation ordering all flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota from today, Tuesday, April 16, 2013, until sunset on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in memory of the victims of this tragedy.
  • Governor Dayton Honors Police Officer Josh Lynaugh
    February 20, 2013 - In honor and remembrance of Police Officer Josh Lynaugh, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S 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 Friday, February 22, 2013.
  • Governor Dayton Honors Immortal Four Chaplains Day
    February 01, 2013 - In observance of the 70th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the United States Army transport Dorchester off the coast of Greenland, Governor Mark Dayton will order all U.S. Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Sunday, February 3, 2013.
  • Governor Dayton Honors Police Officer Thomas Decker
    December 04, 2012 - In honor and remembrance of Police Officer Thomas “Tommy” Decker, 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, December 5, 2012.
  • Governor Dayton Honors Lance Corporal Dale W. Means
    November 27, 2012 - In honor and remembrance of Marine Lance Corporal Dale W. Means, 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, November 28, 2012.
  • 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.
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