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Hibbing kicks off annual Dylan Days this week

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HIBBING, Minn. (AP) — The northeastern Minnesota city of Hibbing kicks off its annual celebration of native son Bob Dylan this week.

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Dylan Days 2013 features music, poetry and a singer-songwriter contest.

The three-day festival opens on Friday, the day Dylan turns 72. On Saturday there will be a Dylan Days bus tour of Hibbing, where the folk-rock star grew up and graduated from high school.

Other events Saturday include the cancellation of a postal stamp featuring a limited edition Dylan Days image that can be used on memorabilia or mail.

Duluth, where Dylan was born, has been holding is annual Dylan Fest since last weekend. This year the two organizing groups are working together to provide the North Country Dylan Celebration, 10 days of coordinated activity in northern Minnesota.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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