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Flags to be lowered Friday for victims of Helo-1 crash

Gov. Sean Parnell has ordered state flags to be flown at half-staff Friday in honor of the Alaska State Trooper and trooper pilot who were lost in the recent Helo-1 crash. State flags will remain at half-staff until Sunday at sunset.

Mel Nading, a veteran trooper pilot, and Trooper Tage Toll were killed when their helicopter went down near Talkeetna. Memorial services for Nading and Toll will be Saturday and Sunday respectively.

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Houghtaling second graders at lunch.
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