Thursday declared as Mel Reeves Day in Minnesota

Governor Tim Walz has declared Thursday as Mel Reeves Day in Minnesota.

Walz made the proclamation in honor of Reeves’ work as a human rights activist and community leader.

As 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS previously reported last week, Reeves died after battling COVID-19 on Thursday, Jan. 6, at the age of 64.

A memorial service will be held for Reeves on Thursday, Jan. 13, to honor his life and legacy.

Reeves was also a community editor for the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.