MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Mark Dayton is declaring Saturday “Bob Dylan Day” in Minnesota.

Dayton says Dylan — who was born Robert Zimmerman in Duluth and raised in Hibbing — was a true son of the Iron Range who spoke to a generation of young Americans.

Bob Dylan (credit: Fred Tanneau/AFP/GettyImages)

Bob Dylan (credit: Fred Tanneau/AFP/GettyImages)

Dylan will be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in Stockholm, Sweden Saturday, although he is not expected to attend.

Dayton will be in Hibbing Saturday afternoon for a ceremony and community celebration. The event starts at 3 p.m. at Hibbing High School.

  1. And that, after telling all true sons of the Iron Range to leave Minnesota to make room for freeloading radical Muslim Somali foreign terrorists.