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Blackout for Newtown: Patch Sites to Go Dark at 8:30 a.m. CST Friday

Patch will pause to remember the victims at Sandy Hook Elementary.

Patch websites in the Twin Cities area will go dark for a moment Friday morning to honor the memory of those killed one week ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.

The brief Patch blackout is set for 8:30 a.m. CST on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.

Both Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker have called for a moment of silence in their respective states one hour later, at 9:30 a.m. CST. In his statement (click on PDF thumbnail), Walker also asked places of worship and government buildings that have bells to ring them 26 times "in honor of each of the lives that were lost."

Twenty children and six adults died in the mass shooting. Newtown Patch's news hub has extensive coverage of the events of Dec. 14 and since, including the names of those who died that day.

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