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Nobel Prize committee having a hard time reaching Dylan

Bob Dylan

It ain’t no use in callin’ out my name, babe. The Pioneer Press’s Ross Raihala report: “Don’t call Bob Dylan, he’ll call you. Maybe. … That’s what the Swedish Academy, which awarded him the Nobel prize in literature on Thursday, has learned after trying to reach the famously mercurial Minnesota native. Monday, organizers announced they had given up trying to contact Dylan, according to a story in the Guardian titled ‘Nobel panel gives up knockin’ on Dylan’s door.’ ”

Maybe they should check with these guys:

Riverfront amphitheater sounds pretty cool. Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Nick Halter reports on a new proposal from First Avenue, United Properties and Thor Construction: “Nightclub owner First Avenue Productions is joining forces with two Twin Cities developers on a plan to re-imagine the Upper Harbor Terminal, a North Minneapolis riverfront property. … The plans show an amphitheater that could accommodate 15,000 to 20,000 people and would hold music and performing arts festivals, according to a source who saw the plans but was not authorized to discuss them. Broader, long-range plans show light manufacturing, housing and retail on the entire site.”

Minneapolis cop reinstated. MPR’s Brandt Williams reports: “A Minneapolis police officer who was fired for violating department policies on use of force is getting his job back. … Officer Blayne Lehner, an 18-year-veteran of the force, challenged his firing and took his grievance in front of a mediator. Earlier this month, the arbitrator of the dispute, Stephen F. Befort, reduced Lehner’s punishment from termination to a 40-hour suspension without pay. … Befort also ordered the city to compensate Lehner for the time he was off the force.”

Rashad Turner update. The Pioneer Press’ Josh Verges writes: “The former leader of Black Lives Matter St. Paul is joining a new nonprofit coalition working to close achievement gaps in education. … Rashad Turner will be director of community engagement for Minnesota Comeback, whose goal is to create 30,000 ‘rigorous and relevant’ seats in Minneapolis schools by 2025.”

In other news…

What, are they made of actual rubies? No-brainer: $300K campaign to rescue Dorothy’s ruby slippers” [AP]

If it is, you can bet it’s already sold out: “Is ‘Hamilton’ the musical coming to Minnesota?” [Star Tribune]

Why stop there? Best in the solar system, easily: “Minnesota’s fall colors … best in the world? It’s certainly possible” [Star Tribune]

Huh, we hadn’t noticed: “At U lecture, Justice Sotomayor decries ugly political climate” [Star Tribune]

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Jim Million on 10/18/2016 - 01:42 pm.

    Minnesota Swedes

    may have been helpful in reaching Dylan. The Swedish Academy clearly ain’t what it used to be. They might also have contacted Garrison Keillor for assistance…but, then, they’d have to have found him, as well.

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