Saturday, Dec. 10 is 'Bob Dylan Day' in Minnesota

Gov. Mark Dayton has declared Saturday, Dec. 10 “Bob Dylan Day” in Minnesota to honor the Minnesota-born music legend’s achievements and mark the day he will receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.

There will be a community celebration for Bob Dylan Day in Hibbing, the city where Bob Dylan was raised, at 3 p.m. on Saturday in the Hibbing High School auditorium. The governor will be in attendance. 

In October, it was announced Dylan had won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature for “new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition. Dylan is the second Minnesotan to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Sauk Centre-native Sinclair Lewis received the award in 1930.