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A Highway in Minnesota will Be Renamed After Prince

The purple signs will be going up on a seven-mile stretch

After the announcement that the 2023 Paisley Park Celebration will bring unreleased music by Prince, now it is announced that Minnesota lawmakers have voted to honor Prince by naming one of the state’s highways after the iconic artist.

The purple signs will be going up on a seven-mile stretch of highway that will now be designated the Prince Rogers Nelson Memorial Highway. Located in the Minneapolis suburbs of Chanhassen and Eden Prairie, it will run right past Paisley Park, Prince’s 65,000-square-foot complex which now operates as a museum, event venue, and recording studio. Information as to when the signs will literally go up is forthcoming and will be announced soon.

The bill earned unanimous approval from the Minnesota House of Representatives last month on the seventh anniversary of Prince’s death and was passed by the Minnesota Senate 55-5. It is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Tim Walz.

“Prince was a true genius, a visionary artist who pushed the boundaries of music and cultures in ways that will never be forgotten,” state Sen. Julia Coleman said in a statement to other lawmakers. “His influence can be heard in the work of countless musicians who came after him, and his legacy continues to inspire new generations of artists to this day.”

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