Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed Monday "Law Enforcement Appreciation Day," ordering state transportation officials to light the I-35W bridge blue in honor of police officers for their service.
"Every day and night, law enforcement officers put their lives on the line to protect and serve communities across our state," Dayton said in a statement. "Today, we recognize the service and sacrifice of those brave men and women, and their families."
Dayton's proclamation means that the windows of the Governor's Residence will also be lit blue.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."