Flags to be flown at half-staff

Published 10:16 pm Tuesday, October 17, 2017

In honor and remembrance of Emergency Medical Technician Marina DeSteno Challeen, Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the state of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset Wednesday, according to a press release.

DeSteno Challeen, 24, was raised in Stillwater and was a graduate of Stillwater Area High School and the University of Minnesota. She died Oct. 9 in a tragic collision, when the ambulance in which she was riding collided with a semi-truck in Brooklyn Center.

The state of Minnesota recognizes DeSteno Challeen for her dedicated service to and sacrifice for her fellow citizens of Minnesota with its deepest gratitude. A celebration of her life will take place today at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi.