Good Questions: The Moon, Flags & Pepper SneezesNine-year-old Lexi from Forest Lake asks: Why can you see the moon during the day? "My first reaction is, 'Why not?'" University of Minnesota astrophysicist Terry Jones said. "It's lit up by the sun and when it's up in the sky, you can see it whether it's day or night."
Dayton Orders Flags At Half-Staff After Oregon ShootingGov. Mark Dayton is ordering flags to be flown at half-staff Tuesday to honor the victims of a mass shooting at an Oregon community college. Nine people were killed at Umpqua Community College last week before the gunman killed himself.
Good Questions: National Anthem, Flu Names & LakesGaylene from St. Paul asks: Why do we put our hands over our hearts during the national anthem? It is actually part of United States law. The U.S. Flag Code was adopted in 1923, and it says when the flag is present during the anthem, veterans and members of the Armed Forces should give the military salute.
Flags Fly At Half-Staff To Remember Pearl HarborGov. Mark Dayton is ordering that U.S. and state flags be flown at half-staff to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor and honor the Americans who died in World War II. Sunday marks the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack that killed about 2,400 sailors, Marines and soldiers.
Dayton: Minn. Flags At Half-Staff For MandelaGov. Mark Dayton is ordering flags at all state of Minnesota buildings to be flown at half-staff between now and sunset on Sunday in remembrance of Nelson Mandela. Dayton's proclamation, issued Friday, accompanies a similar order from President Barack Obama that the U.S. flag be flown at half-staff at all public buildings.
NE Mpls. Family Bonds Over Flying FlagsIt's something a lot of us might a not notice: A simple flag pole in a neighbor's front yard. But for a northeast Minneapolis family, it's grown into something bigger.
Best Of MN: Backyard Hockey RinkMinnesota is the State of Hockey, which means the sport isn't restricted to ice arenas and lakes.
Dayton Orders Flags Lowered To Honor Wis. VictimsMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is ordering flags lowered at state and federal buildings to honor victims of the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting.
Good Question: When Do Flags Have To Be At Half-Staff?Through Friday, flags at federal buildings around the United States will be at half-staff in honor of the victims of the Sikh temple shooting outside Milwaukee. As of Wednesday night, Minnesota hasn’t decided whether flags should be lowered in front of state buildings.
VFW Feuds With MnDOT Over Flying Flags On OverpassesAfter flying American flags for eight years over five highway overpasses, Palmer Lake VFW in Brooklyn Park has been told to take them down.
Dayton Orders Flags At Half-Staff For MN SoldierFlags around the state will fly at half-staff Thursday in honor of a fallen soldier from Minnesota.
Dayton Orders Flags Lowered On Bridge AnniversaryGov. Mark Dayton has ordered U.S. and Minnesota flags lowered Monday on the fourth anniversary of the I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis.