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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 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.
  • Governor Dayton Honors Sergeant Nicholas M. Dickhut
    May 07, 2012 - St. Paul – In honor and remembrance of Army Sergeant Nicholas M. Dickhut, 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, May 8, 2012, the day of Sergeant Dickhut’s interment.
  • Governor Dayton Honors Senator Gary Kubly
    March 06, 2012 - In honor and remembrance of Minnesota State Senator Gary Kubly, Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed Wednesday, March 7, 2012 “Gary Kubly Day” and 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, March 7, 2012.
  • Governor Dayton Honors Immortal Four Chaplains Day
    February 01, 2012 - In observance of the 69th 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 Friday, February 3, 2012.
  • Governor Dayton Honors Michael "Mike" Colalillo
    January 06, 2012 - In honor and remembrance of Michael "Mike" Colalillo, the last living Medal of Honor recipient in Minnesota, 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, January 7, 2012.
  • Governor Dayton Honors Police Officer Shawn Schneider
    January 06, 2012 - In honor and remembrance of Police Officer Shawn Schneider, 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, January 7, 2012.
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