Hibbing wants Bob Dylan to come home and perform there. The Iron Range Tourism Bureau has started an Internet petition for Dylan to bring it all back home again.
Born in Duluth, Bobby Zimmerman spent most of his childhood in Hibbing before moving to the Twin Cities in 1959 to briefly attend the University of Minnesota and then heading to New York to find fame as Bob Dylan.
"It's no secret," says tourism director Cheyenne Denny that Dylan wasn't accepted on the Iron Range. But "times have changed."
And so has Dylan's price. Maybe the bureau needs money -- i'm guessing maybe $300,000 -- instead of signatures to lure him home.
The Minnesota icon is on tour in Japan now, with concerts scheduled for Europe from late May to early July.
The Hibbing hopefuls have launched http://www.comehomebob.com/.