Gov. Dayton Proclaims Bob Dylan Day in Minnesota

Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, one of the most prestigious writing awards in the world.

So Bob Dylan fans, including Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, honored the musician by proclaiming December 10th as Bob Dylan Day in Minnesota.

Many of his fans are proud to celebrate the day at the very high school where Dylan graduated.

“I’m one of the many people who graduated from Hibbing high school, and just to be able to tie in to that and say wow, we all graduated from this school,” said Katie Fredeen, Co-Chair of the Hibbing Dylan Project Committee.

Governor Dayton believes many of Dylan’s qualities that have helped the musician with his success, were grown right in his hometown of Hibbing.

“One is standing up and sing out for what he believes, his individualism, his strength in taking all of his talents and turning them in to phenomenal success, those are all qualities he learned here on the Iron range and here in Minnesota,” said Dayton.

The fans celebrated Dylan’s lifelong work and achievements, and the connection they have with the Native Son of the Iron Range.

“To think that he started here and he went out in to the world with politics, and changing the course of modern music and he started here. It’s just humbling and inspiring to think of all of that,” said Fredeen.

A reception was held after the Bob Dylan day Proclamation. Local musicians played music to honor Dylan, and celebrated his accomplishments over dinner and dessert.

The Reception was held at the Androy Hotel in Hibbing.