Dayton Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of Nancy Reagan
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton is ordering all flags be flown at half-staff in honor of former first lady Nancy Reagan.
The wife of former president Ronald Reagan died Sunday at age 94. Reagan himself died in 2004.
Dayton's Monday order follows President Barack Obama's federal proclamation to honor the former first lady. It applies to all Minnesota and U.S. flags and lasts until Nancy Reagan is interred.
One of Minnesota's congressmen had a firsthand view of the Reagans as the president's military aide. Rep. John Kline says Nancy Reagan was a source of strength for her husband.