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Flags flying at half-staff in honor of victims in shooting at Highland Park, Illinois

Individuals, businesses and other organizations are also encouraged to join in lowering their flags.

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Three flags are displayed near the Douglas County Services Center building, a 4-H flag, the American Flag, and the University of Minnesota flag. (Contributed photo)
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ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Walz has ordered all United States and Minnesota flags to fly at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in Minnesota, immediately until sunset on Saturday, July 9, in memory and honor of the victims of the senseless act of gun violence carried out on July 4 in Highland Park, Illinois.

“Gun violence has no place in our society — whether it’s Illinois or Minneapolis,” said Walz. “Our hearts are heavy. We will continue to push for change until everyone is safe at school, in a parade, at the mall, or in the grocery store. Our hearts are heavy. Minnesota stands with the victims and their families and against these senseless acts of violence.”

“We cannot and will not accept this, and we will not stop fighting for progress,” said Lieut. Gov. Peggy Flanagan. “What should have been a fun day spent with family and community became a day of immense mourning. My heart goes out to all those who lost a loved one yesterday.”

President Biden has also called to lower United States flags at all public buildings, grounds, and military posts of the Federal Government until sunset on Saturday, July 9.

Individuals, businesses and other organizations are also encouraged to join in lowering their flags.

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