Minnesota House approves bill honoring Prince on anniversary of his death

Minnesota lawmakers approved a bill that would rename a roadway in honor of Prince on Friday, which is the seven-year anniversary of his death.

The Minnesota House of Representatives passed the Prince bill, which would designate a portion of Highway 5 in Chanhassen as “Prince Rogers Nelson Memorial Highway.”

“It’s a tremendous privilege to work with Minnesotans and all the advocates to recognize and honor Prince’s contributions to our state, our country, and the world,” Rep. Lucy Rehm (DFL-Chanhassen), one of the authors of the bill, said in a statement.

The bill still needs to be approved by the Senate before it can be signed into law by the governor.

In honor of Prince, Paisley Park has special tour programming until 5:30 p.m. Friday and also says fans can bring items for an outdoor memorial site. Paisley Park is hosting “A Night to Remember” in honor of Prince from 7:30-11 p.m. Friday.

B&B Theatres at Mall of America is also hosting a special showing of “Purple Rain” Friday.