Flags to fly at half-staff in North Dakota to honor Indiana congresswoman

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the US and North Dakota flags at half-staff in honor of U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski of Indiana. She died in a head-on crash on Wednesday with two of her staff members.

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar testifies on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, in Washington
Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) speaks as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar testifies to the House Select Subcommittee on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, on Oct. 2, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington
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BISMARCK — Gov. Doug Burgum has announced that all U.S. and North Dakota flags at government agencies will be flown at half-staff in honor of the late Indiana Representative, Jackie Walorski.

Walorski, 58, died in a head-on collision on Wednesday, Aug. 3, along with two of her staffers. The driver of the other vehicle also died in the crash, according to the Elkhart County (Indiana) Sherrif's Office.

She was the representative of Indiana's 2nd congressional district since 2013.

Burgum is asking all homes and businesses to fly their flags at half-staff to honor the late congresswoman.

The order is in effect until midnight Thursday.

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