- Associated Press - Thursday, October 13, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The governor of Bob Dylan’s home state says he’s pleased that Minnesota native Bob Dylan has won this year’s Nobel Prize for literature.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls the award “fantastic” and says he’ll issue a proclamation honoring Dylan, who was born in Duluth and grew up in Hibbing.

In Duluth, Mayor Emily Larson says she’s “super excited.” She points out that Duluth was already organizing a 25th anniversary celebration on Saturday for John Bushey’s weekly all-Dylan radio show on KUMD-FM, “Highway 61 Revisted.”

Larson says she plans to issue a proclamation there honoring both the show and Dylan’s Nobel Prize. She says both Dylan and Joan Baez have donated collectibles that will be auctioned off at the event.

Duluth honors Dylan with an annual Dylan Fest every spring.

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