ST. PAUL, Minn. -- In honor of the 29 victims killed in two mass shootings this weekend, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has ordered all U.S. and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings until sunset on Thursday, Aug. 8.
Walz’s order comes after President Donald Trump issued a nationwide order for the U.S. flag to be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds.
Around 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, a gunman opened fire in an El Paso Walmart, killing 20 people. Early Sunday morning, a gunman opened fire in Dayton, Ohio, killing nine.