Gov. Dayton to Proclaim Dec. 10 'Bob Dylan Day' in Minnesota

December 08, 2016 08:13 PM

Gov. Mark Dayton will proclaim Dec. 10 "Bob Dylan Day" in Minnesota at a community celebration in Hibbing.

Dylan will officially be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Saturday. 


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"Bob Dylan was a true son of the Iron Range in his independence, his talent, and his ability to triumph over adversity. He spoke to a generation of young Americans, myself included, who were engaged in an unending war in Vietnam, the fight for civil rights, and rapid changes in our society," Gov. Dayton said in a statement. "Dylan's influence on American music and culture will be long-lasting." 

The Swedish Academy announced in October that it was awarding Bob Dylan the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature for creating "new poetic expressions with the great American song tradition."

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Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May, 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota. He was raised in Hibbing and graduated from Hibbing High School in 1959. He briefly attended the University of Minnesota before moving to Greenwich Village, New York City, where he earned critical claim and success. 

You can read Gov. Dayton's full proclamation here. 

The community celebration is at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Hibbing High School Auditorium. 


Brent Palm

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