MINNEAPOLIS, MN – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar today released the following statement on Minnesota’s Bob Dylan winning the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. Dylan was born in Duluth, raised in Hibbing, and attended the University of Minnesota. He is the first American to win the prize since the novelist Toni Morrison, in 1993.

“Like so many, I grew up listening to Bob Dylan’s music and it filled me with pride to say that he was from Minnesota. Born in Duluth and raised on the Iron Range in Hibbing, Bob Dylan has reminded us through song of his Minnesota roots – as we heard in the lyrics to his song Girl from the North Country, ‘If you're travelin' in the north country fair, where the winds hit heavy on the borderline, remember me to one who lives there, she was once a true love of mine.’ Congratulations to Bob Dylan on his unprecedented contributions to American music and for receiving this most-deserved Nobel Prize.”