In honor and remembrance of U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings and in accordance with an order issued by the President, Governor Tim Walz has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota beginning immediately until sunset on Friday, October 18, 2019. Representative Cummings passed away early Thursday morning from longstanding health complications.

Representative Cummings represented the people of Baltimore in Maryland’s Seventh Congressional District since 1996.