ST. PAUL -- American flags across the state will be flown at half-staff in honor of a central Minnesota firefighter.

Governor Tim Walz ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered from sunrise until sunset on Tuesday to remember St. Joseph Fire Captain Andy Loso. He passed away in November at the age of 42 from a medical illness he got while in the line of duty.

Loso served with the St. Joseph Volunteer Fire Department for nearly 20 years.

RANKED: Here Are the 63 Smartest Dog Breeds

Does your loyal pup's breed make the list? Read on to see if you'll be bragging to the neighbors about your dog's intellectual prowess the next time you take your fur baby out for a walk. Don't worry: Even if your dog's breed doesn't land on the list, that doesn't mean he's not a good boy--some traits simply can't be measured.

LOOK: The least obedient dog breeds