Gov. Dayton to Name December 10th as Bob Dylan Day

Governor Mark Dayton is proclaiming Saturday, December 10th as Bob Dylan Day in the state of Minnesota.

It’s in an effort to mark the day Dylan will be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

It will be the first time a songwriter has been recognized in this category.

Gov. Dayton says “Dylan’s influence on American music and culture will be long-lasting” and that he spoke to a generation of young American to fight for civil rights.

Bob Dylan was born Robert Zimmerman in Duluth and grew up in Hibbing.

Gov. Dayton will host a special event at 3:00pm on Saturday at the Hibbing High School Auditorium.

To read Gov. Dayton’s full proclamation, click here.

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