Small Minnesota town where ‘Purple Rain’ was filmed unveils Prince statue
A new life-sized statue of Prince joins a growing tribute on Main Street in Henderson, Minnesota. There’s also a memorial bench and mural. The small Minnesota town about 45 minutes south of the metro is where the famous “that ain’t Lake Minnetonka” scene was filmed for the movie ‘Purple Rain.’ Cinematographer Joel King is the man who spearheaded this project. He worked with Prince on the movie ‘Graffiti Bridge.’ While he grew up in Minneapolis, he moved to Hollywood to work on films. He now lives in Henderson and can often be found sharing stories with tourists at the Prince tribute.