Note: Flags are already at half-staff per Governor Dayton for former Governor Wendell Anderson through the day of internment. No date has been announced yet for the funeral.

In accordance with the proclamation issued today by President Barack Obama, Governor Mark 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. As directed by the President, flags will be flown at half staff beginning immediately, until sunset on Friday, July 22, 2016, as a mark of respect for the victims of the attack on police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

On Sunday, July 17, 2016, a terrible attack on police officers occurred in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the victims and their families deserve our honor, respect, and remembrance.