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Golden Valley Remembers Sandy Hook Victims

Minnesota joined the nation in a moment of silence on Friday, Dec. 21, a week after 26 people were murdered in a Newtown, CT elementary school.

Flags in Golden Valley were flying at half-staff today in order to remember the 20 children and six women that were murdered in Newtown, CT on this day last week.

Gov. Mark Dayton called for a moment of silence in Minnesota  at 9:30 a.m. CST. In his statement, Dayton also asked places of worship and government buildings that have bells to ring them 26 times "in honor of each life that was taken far too soon at Sandy Hook Elementary School."

Golden Valley Patch took time today to remember lives lost. At 8:30 a.m., the site went dark in order to observe a moment of silence.

Robbinsdale Area Schools posted this Facebook update Friday morning:

Our district website will be joining a moment of silence at 9:30 this morning. The site will go dark for one minute in memory of those lives lost in Newtown, Connecticut.Robbinsdale Area Schools is so thankful for our students, our families, our staff and our community. Please have a safe and happy winter break.

If you’re looking for ways to help families in Newtown, Minnesota children can gather at the Bloomington Theater and Art Center where they are invited to create one-of-a-kind works of art which will be sent to Newtown.

Other Golden Valley Patch coverage of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy:

  • Blackout for Newtown: Patch Sites to Go Dark at 8:30 a.m. CST Friday
  • Sheriff: A Message to School Communities Following Newtown Tragedy
  • Social Workers Help Address Newtown Tragedy in ISD 281 Elementary Schools
  • Keith Ellison Sends Prayers to Those Affected By Newtown School Tragedy
  • Ellison Calls For Gun Law Reform In Wake Of CT Shooting
  • Updated: Walmart And Dick's Sporting Goods Suspend Some Rifle Sales Nationwide
  • Dr. Hal Pickett's Thoughts on How To Deal With Tragic News Stories

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