Hibbing High School reunion makes international news

Last weekend was the 50th reunion of the Hibbing High School Class of 1959.

Why is that notable? In that class was Bobby Zimmerman, later to become Bob Dylan.

It appears Dylan did not show – but a British journalist did, and he wrote a pretty long story about it that’s posted on the Daily Telegraph Web site this morning.

Some interesting stuff, including this recollection of a classmate:

“Bob would say, ‘Let’s go on a mission…’,” remembers former classmate and retired US Steel shift manager LeRoy Hoikkala. “And the mission would be to cruise up First Avenue. We’d look at the music store there. Then we’d go to the Carlson shoe repair and get new cleats put in our shoes or jean boots. Then we’d go Stephens’ grocery and read about James Dean.”

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