Gov. Dayton orders flags lowered in honor of Nancy Reagan


Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Former First Lady Nancy Reagan. She died of congestive heart failure on Sunday in her Los Angeles home, a spokesperson told CNN. She was 94.

Dayton says all state and federal buildings in Minnesota should immediately lower both state and U.S. flags.

The announcement comes Monday morning after President Barack Obama ordered federal buildings, embassies, military posts and naval vessels to lower their flags as a "mark of respect."

Sen. Amy Klobuchar also addressed the former first lady's passing.

Obama says flags should remain lowered until sunset on the day Reagan is buried. Her funeral is set for Friday at 11 a.m. PST.

CNN reports she'll be buried at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California next to her husband. Ronald Reagan died in 2004.

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