Gov. Jack Dalrymple today directed all state government agencies and encouraged all North Dakotans to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff on Tues., Dec. 18 from sunrise to sunset as a mark of respect for the victims of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14.
"Betsy and I join all North Dakotans in extending our deepest sympathies to the families of those who lost their lives as a result of this senseless act of violence," Dalrymple said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the brave and innocent souls who were taken and the families who mourn the unspeakable loss of their loved ones. We will continue to pray for and support the families, Sandy Hook Elementary School and the Newtown community in their resolve to heal and find peace in the wake of this unimaginable tragedy."