PIERRE - Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered that the flag at the state Capitol be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday in honor of a former state legislator who has died.

Daugaard says John Sears died this past Tuesday at his home in Reno, Nev. He was 68.

The former Rapid City resident served in the South Dakota House from 1985-1996. A memorial service is scheduled Tuesday in Reno.

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