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Historical State Half-Staff Notices:

START: 3/10/2014
END: 3/10/2014
Flags at half staff in Minnesota in Honor of Caleb L. Erickson

Minnesota Governor Dayton has ordered flags flown to half staff  from sunrise to sunset on Monday, March 10, 2014 in honor of Lance Corporal Caleb L. Erickson who died on February 28, 2014 in Afghanistan.

START: 2/3/2014
END: 2/3/2014
Flags to Half Staff in Minnesota in Observance of observance of the 71st Anniversary of the tragic sinking of the United States Army transport Dorchester

Governor Mark Dayton ordered 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 Monday, February 3, 2014. In observance of the 71st Anniversary of the tragic sinking of the United States Army transport Dorchester off the coast of Greenland.

START: 2/22/2013
END: 2/22/2013
US Flags to half-staff in honor of 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 in honor of officer Josh Lynaugh.
 

START: 2/3/2013
END: 2/3/2013
US and MN Flags to Half Staff in Honor of the 70th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the United States Army transport Dorchester

February 3, 2013 - Minnesota Go. Dayton has ordered In observance of the 70th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the United States Army transport Dorchester off the coast of Greenland, all U.S. and 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. Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are also encouraged to lower their flags in observance of the anniversary on Sunday, February 3, 2013, at the time of their choosing.

START: 12/5/2012
END: 12/5/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Cold Spring Police Officer Thomas “Tommy” Decker

December 5, 2012 - Minnesota Governor Dayton has ordered all US and Minnesota State flags lowered to half-staff at all state and federal buildings from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 in honor of Cold Spring Police Officer Thomas “Tommy” Decker who died on November 29, 2012 in the line of duty.

START: 11/28/2012
END: 11/28/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Lance Corporal Dale W. Means

November 28, 2012 - Minnesota Governor Dayton has ordered all American flags and Minnesota State 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 in honor of Lance Corporal Dale W. Means who died on November 18, 2012 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

START: 9/29/2012
END: 9/29/2012
US and MN Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Kyle B. Osborn

September 29, 2012 - Minnesota Governor Dayton has directed all U.S flags and Minnesota State flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, September 29, 2012 in honor of Sergeant Kyle B. Osborn who died on September 13, 2012 in Muqer, Afghanistan.  

START: 8/1/2012
END: 8/1/2012
US and MN Flags to Half Staff in Honor of observation of the Interstate 35W Bridge Collapse

August 1, 2012 - Minnesota Governor Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota State flags lowered to half-staff at all state and federal buildings from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 in observation of the Interstate 35W Bridge Collapse that occurred on Wednesday, August 1, 2007.

START: 6/25/2012
END: 6/25/2012
US and MN Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Taylor J. Baune

June 25, 2012 - Minnesota Governor Dayton has ordered the American flag and Minnesota State flag lowered to half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota from sunrise to sunset on Monday, June 25, 2012 in honor of United States Marine Corporal Taylor J. Baune a 2009 graduate of Andover High School who died on June 13, 2012 in Sangin, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

START: 6/20/2012
END: 6/20/2012
US and MN Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Kedith L. Jacobs, Jr

June 20, 2012 - Minnesota Governor Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota State flags to be flown at half-mast at all state and federal buildings from sunrise until sunset on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 in honor of Specialist Kedith L. Jacobs, Jr. who died on Sunday, May 27, 2012 in Chak-E Warkdak District, Afghanistan

START: 6/12/2012
END: 6/12/2012
Flags to Half Staff in Honor of William E. Swanson

June 12, 2012 - Minnesota Governor Dayton has ordered that flags be flown at half-staff on all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 in honor of Navy Lieutenant William E. Swanson who was killed in action on April 11, 1965 in the Vietnam War when he was shot down in his A-1H Skyraider aircraft he was piloting. His remains were recovered in July, 2010 and identified. He was recently honored with a burial with full military honors, today, Monday, June 11, 2012 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

START: 5/8/2012
END: 5/8/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Minnesota in Honor of Sergeant Nicholas M. Dickhut

Minnesota Governor Dayton has ordered all United States flags and State of Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in honor of Sergeant Nicholas M. Dickhut who died on Monday, April 30, 2012 in Zharay, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

 

START: 3/7/2012
END: 3/7/2012
US Flags at Half Staff in Minnesota in Honor of Minnesota State Senator Gary Kubly.

 
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has ordered flags at half-staff. This is a notification that the flags will be lowered at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. The flags will be lowered in honor and remembrance of Minnesota State Senator Gary Kubly.

START: 2/3/2012
END: 2/3/2012
US Flag to Half Staff in Minnesota in Honor of Immortal Four Chaplains Day

Minnesota Governor Dayton has proclaimed February 3, 2012 as Immortal Four Chaplains Day in the State of Minnesota as an example of compassion for those of different races or faiths, and has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, February 3, 2012 in honor of Immortal Four Chaplains Day.

START: 1/6/2012
END: 1/6/2012
US Flags are at Half Staff

Minnesota Governor Dayton has ordered all United States flag and Minnesota State flags lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, January 7, 2012 in honor of World War II hero Mike Colalillo and Lake City, Minnesota Police Department Officer Shawn Schneider. Officer Schneider died a hero on December 30, 2011, eleven days after being shot in the line of duty while saving the life of another person. Michael “Mike” Colalillo, the last living Medal of Honor recipient in Minnesota, died on Friday, December 30, 2011 at eight-six years of age.

START: 12/22/2011
END: 12/22/2011
MN Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Lucas Sigfrid

Minnesota Governor Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota State flags lowered to half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, December 22, 2011 in honor of Chief Warrant Officer Lucas Sigfrid who died on Monday, December 12, 2011 in Fort Lewis, Washington while participating in helicopter training.

START: 8/27/2011
END: 8/27/2011
Minnesota Flag to Half Staff in Honor of Matthew Allen Harmon

Minnesota Governor Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota State flags lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, August 27, 2011 on all state and federal buildings in honor of Sergeant Matthew Allen Harmon who died on August 14, 2011 in Afghanistan.

START: 8/22/2011
END: 8/22/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Minnesota in Honor of John Weston Faas

Minnesota Governor Dayton has ordered the United States flag and Minnesota State flag lowered to half-staff at all state and federal buildings from sunrise to sunset on Monday, August 22, 2011 in honor of Chief Special Warfare Operator John Weston Faas who died on August 6, 2011 in Afghanistan.

START: 8/19/2011
END: 8/19/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Minnesota in Honor of Nicholas Patrick Spehar

Minnesota Governor Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota from sunrise to sunset on Friday, August 19, 2011 in honor of Special Operator Second Class Nicholas Patrick Spehar.

START: 8/11/2011
END: 8/11/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Minnesota in Honor of 2007 Bridge Collapse Victims

Minnesota Governor Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota State flags lowered to half-staff at the State Capitol Complex, and all state buildings and grounds in proximity to the State Capitol on Monday, August 1, 2011 in honor of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse that killed 13 people and injured 145 on Wednesday, August 1, 2007.

START: 7/9/2011
END: 7/9/2011
US Flags to Half-Mast in Minnesota in Honor of Chad Frokjer

Minnesota Governor Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags lowered to half-staff at all state and federal buildings from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, July 9, 2011 in honor of United States Marine Sergeant Chad Frokjer who died on Thursday, June 30, 2011 in Afghanistan.

START: 6/28/2011
END: 6/28/2011
US Flags to Half-Staff in Minnesota in Honor of Linda Scheid

Minnesota Governor Dayton has proclaimed June 28, 2011 as Linda Scheid Day throughout the State of Minnesota and has ordered all United States flags and State of Minnesota flag at all state and federal buildings lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Linda Scheid served as a Minnesota State Representative from 1977 to 1979, 1983 to 1991 and as a Minnesota State Senator from 1997 to 2011

START: 6/25/2011
END: 6/25/2011
Minnesota Flags to Half Staff in Honor of WWII Soldiers

Minnesota Governor Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota State flags lowered on to half-staff on all State buildings from sunrise to susnet on Saturday, June 25, 2011 in honor of Harry Lester and Ralph William Carlson. Lieutenant Harry Lester Bedard, a native son of the State of Minnesota, was killed in action on April 3, 1945, while serving as a Bombardier Navigator in the United States Army Air Force in World War II, and his family has been waiting sixty-six years for his return and proper memorial. Lieutenant Harry Lester Bedard’s remains were recovered in 1947, and identified by DNA in April, 2010. Sergeant Ralph William Carlson was killed in action on April 30, 1951 while serving as a tank driver in the United States Army during the Korean War. Sergeant Ralph William Carlson's remains were returned to the United States from North Korea sometime between the years of 1990-1994, and identified by DNA in February, 2011.

START: 6/18/2011
END: 6/18/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Minnesota in Honor of Darrell John Spinler

Minnesota Governor Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota State flags lowered to half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, June 18, 2011 in honor of Captain Darrell John Spinler who died in action on June 21, 1967, serving the United States Air Force in the Vietnam War. Captain Spinler’s remains were recovered on November 17, 2010 and identified on January 5, 2011. He will be honored with a burial with full military honors on Saturday, June 18, 2011.

START: 6/17/2011
END: 6/17/2011
US Flags to Half-Staff in Minnesota in Honor of Emilio J. Camp Jr

Minnesota Governor Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota State flags lowered to half-staff at all state and federal buildings from sunrise to sunset Friday, June 17, 2011 in honor of United States Army Specialist Emilio J. Camp Jr. who died on Monday, June 6, 2011 in Baghdad, Iraq.

START: 4/28/2011
END: 4/28/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Joseph Alan Kenned

In honor of Army Specialist Joseph Alan Kennedy, 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 Minnesota from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, April 28, 2011, the day of his interment. Kennedy, a native of Inver Grove Heights, was killed in combat in Afghanistan on April 15, 2011. He graduated from Simley High School in 2004, and was a member of the U.S. Army Company D, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry, based out of Fort Knox, Kentucky. A proclamation outlining Kennedy’s accomplishments and ordering flags at half-staff is attached.

START: 3/5/2011
END: 3/5/2011
Flags to Half Staff in Minnesota in Honor of Corporal Andrew Charles Wilfahrt

Minnesota Governor Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota State flags to be flown at half-staff on all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, March 5, 2011 in honor of Corporal Andrew Charles Wilfahrt of Rosemount, Minnesota.